You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the course of back pain – of the Richmond back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are issues
that may help predict that course. Johnson Chiropractic shares
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to impact the course of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (less than a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 1 and 3 months of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered quicker. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients recorded
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Johnson Chiropractic
sees even greater outcomes with our specific form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why stop chiropractic
care with pain relief? A study demonstrated that
low back pain patients who have chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – reported fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Richmond
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try participating
in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to lower the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the following year. (4) Johnson Chiropractic knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it’s the finding of one study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately increases the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
Johnson Chiropractic discover that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic
appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your path forward.