Regular Richmond chiropractic care. A good
idea? Yes! Consider other helpful regular care ideas: Endocrinologists
recommend that diabetics regularly monitor their blood sugars.
Dentists recommend regular teeth cleanings a couple times a
year to keep plaque away. Cardiologists at the American Heart
Association recommend performing at least 150 minutes of
moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity each week to have
an impact on heart health. Health experts recommend regular daily exercise for 150 minutes a week to maintain
optimal health for the body. Nutritionists
recommend proper food intake a day: fruits,
veggies, proteins, fats, etc., to feed the body well.
Spinal manipulation for back pain relief is recommended by the American College
of Physicians, American Pain Society, and the American Medical Association. (1,2)
Chiropractors recommend spinal manipulation treatments regularly, too, not
necessarily every day once the pain is under control, but regularly to prevent spine pain – back
pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain. Johnson Chiropractic treats
many Richmond chiropractic patients on a regular basis, Richmond
chiropractic patients who choose such care to maintain healthy and pain-free
spines as best they can.
BACK PAIN STATS
80% of us humans will have at
least one episode of back pain in our lifetime. A third of
us experiences back pain right now. Back pain comes and goes, not typically disappearing forever, depending on activities.
Johnson Chiropractic often advises patients that the current
episode of back pain is gaining your attention for a reason. If
for no other reason, it is begging for care. It won’t
be disregarded. Your spine will welcome
an effective treatment plan to get rid of the pain as
well as a plan to maintain its mobility and health.
CONTINUED CARE BENEFITS
That is where regular chiropractic care comes
into play. Surely our Richmond chiropractic patients know
that chiropractic care relieves back pain and neck
pain and related extremity pain like arm and leg pain. They also understand
that they don’t want to suffer with that pain again!
While there is no assurance that back pain or neck pain will
not come back, keeping that pain
at bay and/or keeping its return to as mild as possible is a worthy
goal as is a goal to be able to do everyday activities as pain free
and worry free as possible. A recent study titled the Nordic
Maintenance Care Program stated that such chiropractic maintenance
care decreased the number of days of bothersome pain that reduced
activities and increased the number of pain free weeks
between episodes. These outcomes may well facilitate patients’ and doctors’ realistically temper their expectations
of care. Maintenance care is not a cure, does not stop
new episodes necessarily, but it’s a plan to decrease
life-routine disrupting pain for back pain sufferers with
recurrent and persistent low back pain. (3) For these Richmond back
pain patients, Johnson Chiropractic is here.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he describes how 20 years of maintenance care helped
his veteran patient control his back pain so that he could do what he wanted in his life.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment at
Johnson Chiropractic today. Incorporate regular chiropractic care as part
of your overall healthcare plan for your spine’s health.