"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Richmond chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an atypical
question, and it's also quite
reasonable. The answer is fairly
simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal
conditions that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's
own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic can deliver
the spinal manipulation designed to ease
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to put
your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Johnson Chiropractic will suggest
some nutrition ideas to strengthen
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Richmond chiropractor - must
work together for the greatest
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that damage the best
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the
extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those settings
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Richmond chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A periodic visit to Johnson Chiropractic for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Richmond
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report described the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Johnson Chiropractic strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Relief is possible with
Johnson Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment with
Johnson Chiropractic today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.