Chiropractic for Richmond Back Surgery Prevention and Pain Relief

October 31, 2017

Living life as you want is all Richmond folks want, right? Back pain disrupts that want for 80% of Richmond people at some point in life. Subject to whom the Richmond back pain sufferer visits first, back surgery with or without fusion may be recommended. Johnson Chiropractic is poised to help manage and shorten that interruption with its Richmond chiropractic treatment plan.


Choice influences the route and cost of Richmond back pain care. The cost of chiropractic care for the treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation patients accounts for just 2% of total money spent on back pain. A test of conservative non-operative care is recommended before surgery for patients who have lumbar disc herniation. (1) Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor originally. (2)


First-time disc surgeries decreased by about two thirds for patients treated in a multidisciplinary facility. (3) When cases of patients suggested for a fusion back surgery were reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee, non-surgical care was recommended for just 58%. The fusion surgical approach endorsed  for 28% of the cases was changed. (4) Another multidisciplinary overview resulted in changed approaches|was modified to care for back pain without lumbar spinal fusion. Exercise, psychological therapy, rehabilitation, spinal manipulation, massage and acupuncture for chronic low back pain continues to be backed in the spine research. Pain reduction is superior than functional improvement. (5) Richmond back pain patients are wanting pain reduction, so this is great!


In handling Richmond back pain, care givers – including surgeons – are seeing the role the mind has in the care of chronic pain patients who have multiple contributing factors. Their pain is not as easy as explaining that he or she has a disc herniation. Numerous factors come together to cause pain and difficulty in defeating that pain. The body and mind respond via the sympathetic nervous system. Doctors who can see and help empower a patient to see a good response to care, to visualize a reduction of symptoms rather than concentrate on them may assist in improving back pain patients’ attitude and future. (6) Johnson Chiropractic recognizes that dealing with pain, especially pain that has been around a while that other care hasn’t seemed to help, is disheartening. Johnson Chiropractic also has been a part of turning around such pain for patients. Johnson Chiropractic shares the source of pain, the plan to relieve, control and/or resolve the pain, and the hope to avoid future pain. Johnson Chiropractic helps Richmond back pain patients with its Richmond chiropractic treatment plan by the Cox Technic system of spine pain management.


Listen in to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox for more about Back Surgery and the Cox Technic as the non-surgical approach to Richmond back pain relief. Listen in to a PODCAST as a patient facing back surgery chose Cox Technic and found relief.

Then schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today to manage your Richmond back pain, avoid back surgery as possible, and return to life.