“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just will not quit.
Johnson Chiropractic invites frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Richmond
chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally recorded relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, less pain medication use,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is quite common and
can be quite disabling. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in many
guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well come from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That is an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation care
for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other recommended
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation appeared to be a good alternative for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were found:
spinal manipulation should be thought to be a positive
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Johnson Chiropractic studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more common spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic
appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Johnson Chiropractic
is here to help.