Team effort. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to
success for many things in life. Neck pain is no exception. Plus, neck pain
doesn’t just happen due to one cause. Spinal discs, muscles, tendons and more
play into the equation. Disc degeneration, injury, nutrition and more play in as
well. Nothing happens alone. So Johnson Chiropractic is part of the Richmond
chiropractic treatment plan team for neck pain relief. Richmond neck pain
patients know they can rely on Johnson Chiropractic to do its part and get all the
parts working together.
And one of the best parts of being a chiropractor for your
Richmond chiropractor is the manual hands-on treatment. According to
a new research report, manual therapy is more relieving to patients with chronic
neck pain than exercise though exercise added to manual therapy does improve
patients’ noticing an improved change in their pain status. (1) That’s the way
Johnson Chiropractic sees it. The team approach of exercise and treatment is the way
Now, just as they find in the low back, researchers find
that neck muscles are weak in neck pain patients, especially in those with a
loss of cervical lordosis (curvature of the cervical spine). Cervical spine
exercise programs that include exercises for neck extensor muscles benefit
these neck pain patients. (2) Johnson Chiropractic has seen greater relief when
Richmond patients exercise these muscles, too.
One type of exercise, deep craniocervical flexor training of
the neck muscles, is an exercise neck pain patients can do to activate weak
neck muscles. It improves neck function. When combined with thoracic
manipulation, it’s even more effective for pain relief, improved range of
motion, muscle function and neck disability for nonspecific neck pain patients.
(3) So combining Richmond chiropractic spinal manipulation at
Johnson Chiropractic with at-home exercise for weak neck muscles is a boost to your
The Cox Technic system of spinal care for neck pain and back
pain incorporates the best of both worlds: spinal manipulation and exercise,
the doctor and the patient. We work as a team for your best clinical outcome of
neck pain relief. As your Richmond chiropractic resource,
Johnson Chiropractic promises to set the treatment plan right for you and do all
possible to help. As the pain relief seeking patient, you surely will do all
you can to help. Johnson Chiropractic will perform the gentle, safe chiropractic
spinal manipulation in the form of Cox Technic flexion distraction. You, our
Richmond chiropractic neck pain patient, will do your neck exercises
at home. They’re simple yet so effective.
The neck exercises Johnson Chiropractic typically recommends can
be done with or without an exercise unit. (It’s amazing what just a little hand
resistance can do for neck muscles!) We’ll talk about the proper way to do
these before you start.
So contact Johnson Chiropractic today. Let’s set the treatment
plan to achieve the best pain relief possible for your neck pain as a team!