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Relieving Exercise for Richmond Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? Didn’t you hear me say my back (or neck) hurts?”

Johnson Chiropractic hears you! Johnson Chiropractic knows your back hurts. Many Richmond chiropractic patients come for just that motivation: Richmond back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether because of Richmond spinal stenosis or a Richmond disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible by our joint effort: Richmond chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain show decreased cross sectional area of the spinal extensor muscles and fat infiltration on MRI. What does that mean? There is a a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain bothers a patient. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). A type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo revealed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Johnson Chiropractic checks for such causes and has just the exercise to address the issue.

Richmond NECK PAIN

Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief lasts up to 6 months later. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an important component in Richmond pain relief treatment plans. Johnson Chiropractic is skilled at setting these up for our Richmond chiropractic patients!

Richmond BACK PAIN

Chronic low back pain patients with marked lower abdominal wall muscular laxity were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered as an option for patients with weak ab muscles and stubborn low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Johnson Chiropractic can offer you some individualized exercises that will be just right for you before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were cared for with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients kept at these programs which both proved effective in improving claudication measures comparable to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more successful in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Johnson Chiropractic is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain pushes some Richmond back pain patients over the edge…with good reason! Johnson Chiropractic gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a great alternative to try to reduce back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise commencing one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy brought about a more distinct functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help reduce back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Johnson Chiropractic will help you explore the best exercise option for you!

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