Touch is Part of Novelli Wellness Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Novelli Wellness Center offers hands-on Orchard Park, NY chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be ignored in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A new report documents that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, especially when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be negated. Your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor at Novelli Wellness Center knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day and is happy to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Orchard Park, NY back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential study’s outcomes regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and exercise for back pain relief: “the data are compatible with a non-specific effect caused by touch.” (2) Science seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Novelli Wellness Center, research has reported just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Novelli Wellness Center are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Orchard Park, NY chiropractic patients want.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Schedule your next Orchard Park, NY chiropractic visit today. Novelli Wellness Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

Novelli Wellness Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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