“Do I have to exercise?”
“Only exercise if you want to feel
better quicker and prevent pain,“ your Richmond
“How much time do I have to spend exercising each day?”
“Not long, just effectively,” Johnson Chiropractic
Exercise is not every Richmond back pain or neck
pain patient’s ’thing’. Johnson Chiropractic knows.
Exercise is also so key to our back and neck pain
patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our Richmond
chiropractic patients all along the way to make
the most of the exercise effort so that it pays off in pain prevention
OPTIMAL NECK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Neck pain sufferers know how pain
may decrease their ability to look around
comfortably. Such neck pain patients were tested for
their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test.
They were then directed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine
exercise session. Half of them were then also
treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine
levels. Those who performed the exercise program and were treated did significantly
better as far as range of motion, pain intensity reduction,
and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another research project found
that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic
myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as opposed to 15
or 60 seconds or no stretching. This permitted the best
benefit to pain intensity reduction while diminishing
any adverse effects on neural function of the affected
nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Johnson Chiropractic always stresses
that the appropriate exercise done in proper form does not have to take long to be useful!
Additionally, exercise places some control in the
hands of its sufferer since exercise can be performed whenever.
OPTIMAL LOW BACK PAIN EXERCISE GUIDES
Incorporating exercise training into the
multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain makes
sense. Such back pain impacts so many
people worldwide and is a primary
source of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back
pain patient to self-management. Recently, researchers suggested
that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health struggles
in these back pain patients - were improved with options
like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga,
and stabilization exercise. (3) Johnson Chiropractic agrees! Exercise is valuable
on so many fronts.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal
manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.
Make your Richmond chiropractic
appointment now. Johnson Chiropractic answers the exercise
questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes
which may be in 30 second increments.” We’re partners
for your pain relief and prevention!