Johnson Chiropractic Shares Your 2024 Goal of Relief of Back Pain

December 26, 2023

A new year. A new goal. We all aim for something new in a new year. For Richmond back pain patients, a decrease in back pain is a logical goal with Johnson Chiropractic by your side. Back pain sufferers are certainly not alone, and research keeps producing and publishing hopeful reports of what works so that both the back pain sufferer and the chiropractor - and other involved healthcare providers – provide the optimal attention for the optimal outcome: reduced back pain. Start 2024 off right with Johnson Chiropractic’s help for back pain relief! We have lots of effective chiropractic services


Suggestions and recommendations run the gamut. Johnson Chiropractic hears about them all the time. Everyone from friends, family members, researchers, doctors, etc., have opinions and stories. In light of the variability of back pain care recommendations, researchers suggest that the standardization of care for back pain - exercise, spinal manipulation and opioid prescriptions – that may benefit back pain sufferers most favorably. (1) We agree. We read the research and mingle it with our clinical experience to develop an individualized treatment plan for our back pain patients. With the predicted growth of low back pain through 2050 – from 619 million people globally to more than 800 million (2) – effective, research-documented, non-drug, non-surgical options for back pain are welcome, particularly ones that are tried and documented as beneficial.  A recent paper was just published regarding the care for a specific type of back pain - continued back pain after back surgery known as failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) - that often results in continued or increased opioid pain medication use.  The study found that FBSS patients treated with Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression Manipulation described reduction or discontinuation of opioid use during an initial 3-month course of treatment. (3) That is an encouraging outcome of a treatment approach to incorporate into the standardized back pain treatment recommendations!


So what can our Richmond chiropractic patients do to limit their back pain and its impact on their lives? Sleep. Be active. Undergo spinal manipulation. Feedback from 2333 back pain sufferers noted that additional sleep, less sedentariness, and increased moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity was beneficial. The authors shared an example of how swapping 30 minutes of sedentary behavior for 30 minutes of sleep decreased low back pain frequency odds by 5% and pain intensity by 2%. Sleep is vital! (4) So too is a visit to the Richmond chiropractor for spinal manipulation as recommended in the guidelines published by the American College of Physicians and The American Pain Society as having good evidence of effectiveness for low back pain along with exercise, CBT, and rehabilitation. (5) Johnson Chiropractic is experienced in delivering gentle, safe spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic protocols, creating a simple exercise plan, and recommending therapy and/or more advance rehab as needed or desired. Trust us to help! Our Richmond back pain patients are in good hands.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness of Cox® Technic for back pain relief.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain sufferers desiring a better 2024 are invited to our clinic. We’ll follow the research recommendations, mingle in our clinical experience, and team up with you for a less painful 2024!

Richmond Back Pain treatment goal for 2024