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Healthy News from Your Richmond Chiropractor January 2018

Richmond back pain and disc degeneration find relief at Johnson Chiropractic with spinal disc pressure reducing Richmond spinal manipulation.  

Gentle, Effective, Pain-Relieving Treatment of Degenerated Discs

Johnson Chiropractic shares a new research study that clarifies that degenerated discs are already stressed because of their degenerated state. Many Richmond chiropractic patients come to Johnson Chiropractic for disc degeneration! Interestingly, this study exhibited that lumbar rotational manipulation (LRM) (seated or side-lying) strained degenerated discs additionally and disrupted their intradiscal pressures too. LRM is more stressful to disc that is more degenerative. Disc displacement was seen in degenerated and even healthy discs. The healthy discs demonsrated the most displacement. (1) Thus disc degeneration is a condition for which our chiropractic practice offers Cox® Technic, chiropractic flexion distraction spinal manipulation which is research-documented to decrease intradiscal pressures in degenerated discs. This happens in both cervical (from 96 to 1583mmHg pressure) and lumbar (to as low as -192mmHg pressure) spine discs. (2,3) At Johnson Chiropractic, herniated discs and degenerated discs are treated to Cox Technic, a gentle, non-surgical, disc pressure reducing, pain relieving form of hands-on spinal manipulation. Your wish for Richmond back pain relief will be met!

Listen to this PODCAST talk with the developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox, from the Back Doctors’ Podcast series about Cox® Technic and its way of alleviating back pain.

Richmond chiropractic care includes exercise to help enhance back pain relief at Johnson Chiropractic. 


Chronic low back pain sufferers’ pain and disability improved with their use of neck, shoulder, and upper back exercises in addition to low back-specific exercises. Plus, the participants felt these benefits by performing these exercises just three times a week (not even daily!) for six weeks! (4) So talk with your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic about just how to move your body – the whole body – to maximize the benefits of exercise your Richmond back pain relief!


Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment for back pain relief with Johnson Chiropractic’s use of Cox Technic. Johnson Chiropractic is effective at relieving Richmond back pain and helping degenerated discs!

Johnson Chiropractic anticipates seeing you at your next Richmond chiropractic visit!

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