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Richmond Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often goes like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Richmond attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Really? My neck is really hurting.”

Your Richmond chiropractor welcomes this and could converse about back pain and neck pain forever! Richmond chiropractic patients at Johnson Chiropractic know this for sure. Your Richmond chiropractor enjoys the status as the Richmond back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so stimulating and engaging! Johnson Chiropractic knows back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and isn’t reluctant at all about letting everyone know in Richmond.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You have heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that revealed that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to cope with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults believed physical therapy and chiropractic care as quite effective and safe when compared to pain medications. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he emphasized how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug options like spinal manipulation are practical options. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers concluded that chiropractic is viewed by society as a profession of health care providers who are experts in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing involve spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Johnson Chiropractic gets this. Johnson Chiropractic knows that Richmond back pain and neck pain patients find relief with the Richmond chiropractic care and then trust Johnson Chiropractic to point them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and enhance their health and spine to prevent future unpleasant health and/or spinal pain conditions.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially trained to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many tasks: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), present evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and direct all phases of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It is an extensive job with plenty of responsibility! It’s precisely the role your Richmond chiropractor enjoys most! What do Richmond back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies provided by spine care experts like chiropractors first. Such access helps in a few ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is lessening the cost of care. (6) Four is possibly reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically say that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Johnson Chiropractic is here to do its part to help.

CONTACT YOUR Richmond SPINE CARE SPECIALIST

Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who doesn’t want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic to discover the benefit of having the Richmond back pain specialist caring for your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases.

 
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