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Latest News in Gentle Richmond Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Richmond chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Johnson Chiropractic offers a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often includes chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic together with gentle exercise and nutrition. A few of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our Richmond back pain patients’ consideration as it is for you to decide to choose what exercise works for you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a beneficial combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was said to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had equal effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they want. Johnson Chiropractic knows not every exercise option may be our Richmond back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Johnson Chiropractic has them!


One set of researchers wrote that current evidence does not propose that any single form of exercise is better than any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did state that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was reported as motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers suggested that the choice should be made by the patient in collaboration with his/her doctor/therapist. (3) Johnson Chiropractic talks with each Richmond back pain sufferer to learn about what exercise will work and will be done. That’s the key!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the value of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed life down for you, Johnson Chiropractic’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Johnson Chiropractic shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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