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Richmond Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Johnson Chiropractic recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Richmond chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Johnson Chiropractic shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Richmond chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Richmond back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is connected with less stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Johnson Chiropractic observes every chiropractic patient carefully throughout their entire visit door to door. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Richmond neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Johnson Chiropractic is fond of these tests. Some of our Richmond chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these reveal to your Richmond chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Johnson Chiropractic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these are ongoing, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.


Many trials have previously demonstrated that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Johnson Chiropractic recommends exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most important stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished. Those players with low back pain demonstrated significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain were to have the same issue while standing and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Johnson Chiropractic has some exercise recommendations for our Richmond back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to give them to you at your Richmond chiropractic visit!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Marc Baker on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. The value of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for back pain and neck pain patients’ recovery is highlighted.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic today. Let Johnson Chiropractic play a role in your plan to maintain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

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