September 09, 2014

Chiropractic is healing. Chiropractic decompresses compressed nerves. Compressed nerves cause pain. Johnson Chiropractic is chiropractic healing for so many in Richmond. New research is showing just how little compression can cause great damage. That’s where chiropractic comes into play. The premise of chiropractic itself is that neural compression causes human disease. It’s gratifying and encouraging to see research documenting this premise now. Johnson Chiropractic welcomes such research.

Now, it takes amazingly little pressure to cause much pain. Your Richmond chiropractor knows this. We hear so often “Doc, I didn’t do anything! This pain is horrible!” We know! This new paper shares that cell death and death of neurons in the dorsal root ganglion. Pressures as low as .3 MPA (43.5 psi) for just 10 minutes may be harmful to your spinal nerve cells. (1)

Another article shows a similar result. After just 10 minutes of 1-N compression (145 psi), the tibialis anterior muscle (located in the front of the leg) is affected adversely. Its nerve amplitude decreased to 69% of baseline. Researchers allowed the nerve a rest period and measured it again. The nerve amplitude returned to 98%. After 10 minutes of 2-N compression (290 psi) the tibialis anterior muscle decreased to 27% and after the recovery period, returned to just 30% of baseline. (2) Wow! That’s why Johnson Chiropractic wants to see our Richmond back pain and neck pain patients as soon as possible after the pain starts. Pressure on the nerves starts its deadly attack quickly.

Science and research continue to document the effectiveness of chiropractic care. Its gentle spinal manipulation technique, Cox Technic, safely and effectively reduces pressure on the nerves. Johnson Chiropractic chooses Cox Technic for its evidence-based protocols (especially the 50% Rule) and well-documented outcomes.  It’s been shown to drop pressures in the lower back to as low as -192mm Hg pressure and in the cervical spine by 502mm Hg. (3,4,5,6)

So don’t let compression of your nerves and its resulting pain go too long. Trust your Richmond chiropractor to decompress painful nerves. Contact Johnson Chiropractic today.