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The Value of Richmond Healthy Living

Healthy living. How do you describe that? Do you live it? Do you know what behaviors are healthy? Johnson Chiropractic is all about healthy living. Johnson Chiropractic sees chiropractic care as a healthy behavior! Richmond chiropractic patients can trust their Richmond chiropractor to be a guide to the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can not only assist them cope with exisiting spine pain issues but also avent future episodes of spine pain, neck pain, and back pain, and other health issues that are best avoided.


What are some healthy behaviors? A good diet. Exercise. Non-smoking. Low/No alcohol intake. Those sound about right, don’t they? A new study described that men who took advantage of more of these healthy choices had lower risk of long lasting low back pain and women for neck pain. (1) Eating fruit and vegetables is an additional positive healthy behavior. This in addition to the other behaviors appeared to reduce the chance of developing long term disturbing low back pain in women and even potentially improve the prognosis of low back pain relief. (2) Taking part in a community based musculoskeletal physiotherapy program improves the health-related quality of life for patients. (3) Utilizing a lumbar support orthosis increases postural control when standing on unlevel ground.  This may be particularly helpful for patients with non-specific low back pain as they are predisposed to be more unstable. (4) Johnson Chiropractic works with our Richmond back pain patients on their balance and proprioception to help improve their steadiness.


Choice of care for health care issues encourages more healthy behaviors. When patients are given the opportunity to choose their provider for back pain or neck pain relief (in one study: physical therapy care), costs were less than if they went to their medical doctor first and were referred. Direct access makes a difference in costs and outcomes. (5) A study of women and their choices of providers for back pain relief found that their familiarity with the doctor’s treatment, social network recommendations, how close they were to the doctor’s office, and doctor’s qualifications prompted their choice. (6)


Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. It’s your choice to find the way to a healthy life and pain relief when necessary.

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