If you would just do it…exercise, that is…you’d boost your
opportunity for relief of chronic lower back pain!
Johnson Chiropractic knows the huge benefit to back pain
who do their exercises. It’s documented over and over in the spine care
literature. The positive clinical outcomes are evident each time an exercising
patient walks through our Richmond chiropractic door! Johnson Chiropractic encourages Richmond
back pain patients, especially our chronic
lower back pain patients, to do some
that don’t take long. Along with the chiropractic services
receive at Johnson Chiropractic, exercise enhances the benefits. So here are a
couple more recent exercise reports we just have to share.
One, chronic lower back pain patients in Richmond
and beyond benefit greatly when they just do their recommended exercises! A new
study found that sticking to an exercise program doubled a chronic lower back
pain patient’s chance of relief. The functional improvement is noted as
significant at discharge and at one year follow-up. Interestingly yet not unexpectedly,
younger age and good mental health contribute to the good response at one year.
(1) So not to nag, but are you doing your exercises?
Two, an 11 year follow-up study reports no difference in chronic
lower back pain patient-reported outcomes between surgical fusion and
multidisciplinary cognitive-behavioral and exercise programs. The researchers
question why a spine care organization with such surgical and non-surgical
options would choose surgery for chronic lower back pain. (Richmond chronic lower back pain patients might wonder the same.) Surgery comes with risks and is necessary for a few, and non-operative outcomes last! (2)
So are you inspired to exercise now?
Bottomline: If you are doing your exercises and not finding
benefit, talk with Johnson Chiropractic. Let’s do the exercises together to be sure
you are doing them correctly and make modifications as needed. If you aren’t
doing your exercises, let’s address your resistance. If it’s fear of hurting
yourself or not wanting to do them, your most understanding Richmond chiropractor
will listen and gently coax you to try.
Contact Johnson Chiropractic today. Exercise can be very gentle yet
very effective, and the exercise program can be customized to you for maximal chronic
lower back pain relief.