A new year. A new goal. We
all aim for something new in a new
year. For Richmond back pain sufferers, a decrease in
back pain is a reasonable goal with Johnson Chiropractic
by your side. Back pain sufferers are
certainly not alone, and research keeps producing and publishing hopeful reports of what does work so that
both the back pain sufferer and the chiropractor - and other treating
healthcare providers – provide the optimal care
for the optimal outcome: less back pain. Start 2024 off right with
Johnson Chiropractic’s help for back pain relief! We have lots of effective chiropractic services.
BACK PAIN RELIEF RECOMMENDATIONS
They run the gamut.
Johnson Chiropractic hears about them all the time. Everyone from
friends, family members, researchers, doctors, others, have opinions
and stories. In light of the variability of back
pain care recommendations, researchers propose that the standardization
of care for back pain - exercise, spinal manipulation and
opioid prescriptions – that may benefit back pain sufferers
most favorably. (1) We concur. We read
the research and mix it with our clinical experience to develop an individualized treatment
plan for our back pain patients. With the predicted growth of low
back pain through 2050 – from 619 million people globally
to more than 800 million (2) – effective, research-documented, non-drug,
non-surgical options for back pain are welcome, especially
ones that are tried and documented
as beneficial. A new
paper was just published regarding
the care for one type of back pain - continued back pain after
back surgery known as failed back surgery syndrome
(FBSS) - that often results in continued or increased opioid
pain medication use. The study found
that FBSS patients treated with Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression
Manipulation experienced decreased or discontinued
use of opioids in the course
of an initial 3-month course of treatment. (3) That is an
encouraging outcome of a treatment approach to include in the standardized back pain treatment recommendations!
So what can our Richmond chiropractic patients do
to limit their back pain and its effect on their lives?
Sleep. Be active. Undergo spinal manipulation. Feedback from 2333 back pain
sufferers listed that more sleep, less sedentariness,
and increased moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity was
beneficial. The authors described an example of how swapping 30
minutes of sedentary behavior for 30 minutes of sleep lowered
low back pain frequency odds by 5% and pain intensity by 2%. Sleep is important!
(4) So too is a visit to the Richmond chiropractor for spinal
manipulation as it is listed in the recommendations
by the American College of Physicians and The American Pain Society as having
good evidence of effectiveness for low back pain along with
exercise, CBT, and rehabilitation. (5) Johnson Chiropractic is experienced in delivering
gentle, safe spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic protocols, creating
a simple exercise plan, and referring out for
therapy and/or more advance rehab as needed or desired.
Trust us to help! Our Richmond back pain patients are in good hands.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox, developer of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management, on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
effectiveness of Cox Technic for back pain relief.
Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain sufferers desiring a better 2024 are invited to our clinic. We will
follow the research recommendations, mix in our clinical
experience, and team up with you for a less painful 2024!