Exercise is effective and helpful. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Exercise also allows the patient to take control of their pain relief. Johnson Chiropractic knows our Richmond
chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what
they used to do.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Johnson Chiropractic knows this isn’t good for
our Richmond back pain patients! What makes these muscles weak? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that doing a little exercise does a lot! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week lowered their
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also an influential factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. Recommendation: Don’t smoke!) (2) Johnson Chiropractic presents
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! You will see
just how big an impact these exercises will make on your healing.
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers benefit
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by increasing your pain threshold and dropping
your pain intensity. (3) These exercises are not difficult, but they do
Johnson Chiropractic will who you how to do them so you
can experience the most possible back pain relief.
Johnson Chiropractic is with you, our Richmond back pain patient, during
your healing process with as much support as you
Back school is another such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for managing chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Johnson Chiropractic chooses to use.
Adding back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enriches the positives of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Johnson Chiropractic attempts to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least minimize future occurrences. One
study of just how well back school is received by back pain patients is a study
of those who went to a back school at a chiropractor’s office.
Back pain patients stated 95% satisfaction with going to the
class, and 100% said it was worth the doctor’s time
to share the material. (6) Richmond chiropractic
patients at Johnson Chiropractic are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment
today. It’s the first step toward back pain relief and
its prevention. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a firm grasp of what caused
your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not bothering
you much in the future with exercise.