Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress settle? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic observes stress every day. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hears our Eugene chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they feel it! Astute 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 strive to quantify these responses. Measuring heart rate variability, blood pressure, 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 enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation enhanced sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was enhanced by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic notices that the effect of touch alone is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were charted. They concluded 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 tied pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation had reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is happy to share the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation transcend 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 produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Eugene chiropractic care Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 describes how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well address parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

Make your next Eugene chiropractic appointment now. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Eugene spinal manipulation session.

 Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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