Johnson Chiropractic Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

June 23, 2021

Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain sufferer a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That is also the goal of your Richmond chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership among the Richmond back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).


Being a chiropractor is the best! A recent survey reported that chiropractors like yours at Johnson Chiropractic enjoy their profession most because they are capable to reduce pain and build strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients via a thorough treatment plan. Two of the best features of being a chiropractor were marked as “being trained to diagnose”the basis for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Richmond chiropractor concurs! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.


Researchers wondered how a community’s healthcare workforce impacted the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon added to the number of non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase of one primary care physician reduced 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults, and the addition of one chiropractor increased 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults. The researchers state certain limitations in their study as they extracted a certain group of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which resulted in 402,372 persons in the study. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability impacts how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly associated with increased spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Richmond, back pain sufferers have a partner at Johnson Chiropractic who can help them with in-office care in addition to at-home self-care.


Medicine is realizing that the one who is truly at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person dealing with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain is the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages much of the time anyway and needs suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to manage pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take encouragement from clinicians along the lines of education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Richmond back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic must communicate how each views back pain management to best reduce the pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully alleviates back pain due to spinal stenosis and supports the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and prevent back pain.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic soon. In conjunction with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Johnson Chiropractic attempts to give our Richmond spine pain patients a sense of control over their condition. 

Johnson Chiropractic encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it doesn’t mange them.