Have you found yourself flinching when someone approaches
a balloon with a pin? You know there is a
pop coming. It is similar with Richmond
back pain. If you believe your back to be
painful, it often is. Johnson Chiropractic cares for back pain
patients every day with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s
intensity. Johnson Chiropractic strives to help our Richmond
back pain patients experience back pain relief and find a
way to not expect their backs to hurt.
Richmond BACK PAIN PERCEPTION
Researchers publish that perception of pain is influenced
by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the real
sensation of pain. However, the bigger the difference between the
expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain affects
the actual experience of pain. (1) It is no wonder, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis,
intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with
depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet
they suffer with back pain. There is a
disconnect between perception and reality. Caring for
Richmond back pain patients involves not just treating
the basis of back pain but its influences on the
whole person, mind and body.
Richmond BACK PAIN FEAR
Patients fear Richmond back pain. Patients desire
a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often regardless of what
the medical guidelines say). These perceived needs
patient by patients with back pain affect patient outcomes.
(3) Back pain specialists who understand these perceived needs can deal with
these needs, can talk about these needs and can describe
how these needs are being met with the Richmond chiropractic
treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you
and your sought after and deserved pain relief.
Richmond BACK PAIN RELIEF WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Luckily, spinal manipulation shows
itself worthy of use by Richmond back pain patients as research reports
that it may reduce the expectation of pain, the fear of movement
and other associated brain responses that chronic low back pain
patients need. (As an aside, how were
these findings recorded? With amazing new MRI
technology that examines brain function and blood
oxygen level signaling! Amazing!). (4)
Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic offers
the gentlest type of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself
is amazing. Another research study reported that manipulation
and mobilization likely reduce pain and improve
function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a greater
effect than mobilization. Both seemed to be safe interventions guiding
the researchers to suggest that a multimodal treatment plan may be promising.
(5) Johnson Chiropractic understands this to be true! Your treatment plan will consist of a mix
of treatment tactics to help get you the relief you want.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville shares how he incorporates
a variety of treatment methods to help his patients return to
the activities they desire to do without always feeling
the fear of pain.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment at
Johnson Chiropractic. As a team, you and Johnson Chiropractic will help form
positive perceptions of back pain relief potential with chiropractic care.