The Novelli Wellness Center Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects particularly when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. The Novelli Wellness Center sees stress every day. The Novelli Wellness Center hears our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they feel it! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we react to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers want to quantify these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers found that upper cervical manipulation boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation boosted sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center notices that just the effect of touch is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers attempt to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were documented. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may result in a significant decrease of systolic together with diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability stated that a larger parasympathetic response was seen when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a greater sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study correlated pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation experienced reduced short-term pain and reduced systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and The Novelli Wellness Center is thrilled to present the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

The Novelli Wellness Center uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Advantages of manipulation of the thoracic spine extend to the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Buffalo, NY chiropractic care The Novelli Wellness Center is well-experienced to provide.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well address parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will be grateful for the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Buffalo, NY spinal manipulation session.

 The Novelli Wellness Center offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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