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Motivations Role in Richmond Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Pain is an odd motivator. Pain may de-motivate one person (fear of pain, excuse to not do, reason to not exercise). Pain may motivate another person (fear of not doing, desire to do more, increased need to exercise). Back pain affects each Richmond back pain sufferer in a different way, too, when it comes to exercise for Richmond back pain relief. Your Richmond chiropractor knows this well. Johnson Chiropractic helps each Richmond back pain sufferer by starting where he or she is - motivated or not, fearful or not, exercise-craved or not – accept that exercise will relieve and even control and possibly fend off future episodes of back pain.


Often it comes down to communication. As your Richmond back pain specialist, your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic discovers the best way to communicate with you about your back pain condition and how to help and relieve its pain with exercise. One new research paper shows that communication develops exercise program adherence and clinical outcomes for women more effectively than men. (1) So your Richmond chiropractic back pain specialist at Johnson Chiropractic will work hard on communicating with our Richmond chiropractic female patients to motivate them to exercise! Johnson Chiropractic promises!


Back pain and exercise avoidance kind of go together…for some Richmond back pain sufferers. You?  There are different exercise motivation profiles. What’s yours? Body concept, pain, disability, level of activity, and the type of exercise a back pain patient does all influence the back pain sufferer’s wanting to engage with exercise. There are highly motivated back pain patients (29.1%), independently-convinced-that-exercise-will-help-them back pain patients (21.7%), controlled convinced patients who know exercise is good for them but do it only because they feel they have to (19.7%) and less motivated back pain sufferers (29.5%). Surprisingly, competitive type athletes with back pain sometimes fall into the latter two groups who perform the recommended exercise only because they feel they must. (2) Johnson Chiropractic recognizes all of these types in daily Richmond chiropractic practice! No problem! Johnson Chiropractic crafts fitting approaches for all these types to take part in exercise in a healthy way.


Matching lifestyle goals to activities is a good way to encourage a back pain sufferer to exercise. (3) That makes sense to Johnson Chiropractic! We’ve seen it before. If we can get a Richmond back pain patient doing what she wants to do gets her motivated! Johnson Chiropractic knows that if a Richmond back pain patient doesn’t like to lift weights, he won’t lift weights. Johnson Chiropractic recognizes that if a Richmond back pain patient misses pushing his grandchild on the swing, he will exercise enough to get him back to being able to swing the grandkids. Yes?! So what motivates you? Johnson Chiropractic will listen to you and work with you to figure out your exercise sweet spot, your exercise plan. It will make a big difference in your back pain level, mood, outlook on life, body’s condition, engagement with life and family and friends. (3) Ready to start? Johnson Chiropractic is here for you!

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. Johnson Chiropractic will communicate, motivate and treat you with chiropractic care to diminish your back pain and help you fend it off in the future in a way that works for you.

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