“Doc, I feel better!”
“Thank you! My back doesn’t hurt like it did.”
Dr. Gary Stefanick hears these types of things all day long.
They are music to our ears! It is the goal of our New York chiropractic services. Helping our New York back pain and neck
pain patients to not hurt is the goal of our New York chiropractic
practice. Usually we have to hear such reports from patients or do physical
tests to see how they are responding, but excitingly research is reporting new
ways to document pain relief responses.
There are sheaves of cases reports and medical literature
published describing how spinal manipulation relieves pain. Dr. Gary Stefanick
keeps many of these in our library to share with interested New York
neck pain and back pain patients who are interested. During years of
chiropractic education in school and at the post graduate level, chiropractic physicians
are taught how to document patient response to chiropractic spinal
manipulation. Insurance companies require such information, too, so Dr. Gary Stefanick
makes sure to record your input and response to the treatment plan. Documentation
includes subjective patient reports like the visual analog scale (“How do you
feel on a scale of 1% to 100%?”) and objective tests (range of motion and
such) easily performed during the examination. Chiropractors strive to help patients with non-surgical care for pain relief!
researchers report that blood serum testing can record the immediate effects of
spinal manipulation! It's not a standard of the examination process yet, but it may be one day! Why? Substance P is a transmitter of pain sensation.
Dr. Gary Stefanick understands the role of substance P in back pain. Chiropractic
care’s goal is to reduce pain. So these researchers
found that spinal manipulation done on asymptomatic people increases
substance P levels in the serum thereby increasing the pain pressure threshold;
the level of pain tolerance is increased. (1) That’s a good thing! New York chiropractic spinal
manipulation may produce a hypoalgesic – a reduced pain perception – effect for
patients. It’s amazing just how sophisticated spinal manipulation’s effects are!
So if you have back pain or neck pain, come for a New York
chiropractic visit at Dr. Gary Stefanick. Reduced pain may be in your future! Contact
Dr. Gary Stefanick today.
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