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May 2019 Healthy News: Richmond Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Richmond chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Richmond chronic pain is rampant. Richmond opioid use is widespread. What is a solution? Chiropractic with Johnson Chiropractic. Why? Opioids were welcomed as a pill answer for chronic pain…costs increased, risks soared. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic use and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care ranged from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less liable to get a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to cope with their chronic low-back and neck pain expressed to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to keep their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost varies from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Richmond chiropractic patients at Johnson Chiropractic appreciate their chiropractic care! Richmond chiropractic services benefit chronic pain along with or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management permitted a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was gone!

Johnson Chiropractic offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to boost their efforts.

Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Richmond athletes – recreational and professional – desire that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation might be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The added force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors continued for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase persisted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - felt better performances in two football seasons during which they received pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally diminished performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it enhances your edge. Let us chat at your next Richmond chiropractic appointment.

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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Richmond athletes increase their edge! Thank you for trusting your spine’s health to Johnson Chiropractic!

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