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Richmond Chiropractic Incorporates Simple Exercise for Back Pain Relief

So simple: exercise. For a person who has never exercised or leads a sedentary life, it may not be so simple. But for a person with back pain, simple exercise can be a huge help. Johnson Chiropractic would never persuade our Richmond back pain patients to prepare for a marathon, but Johnson Chiropractic kindly promotes taking a walk to the corner or out to the mailbox! Johnson Chiropractic encourages simple exercise to our Richmond back pain patients as part of the complete Richmond chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief.


Johnson Chiropractic understands that exercise (along with spinal manipulation!) adds to the recovery of patients who have gone through Richmond back surgery. In one case study, a patient with leg pain after back surgery found 89% improvement at a 3 month follow-up after getting spinal manipulation and exercise care. (1) Johnson Chiropractic makes use of exercise and spinal manipulation through the Cox® Technic system to alleviate Richmond back pain in sufferers after surgery and to prevent back surgery by decreasing the back pain symptom generators.


Exercise is a potential treatment for Richmond low back pain, obesity and inflammation symptomatology. Why? Adipose, fatty tissue releases several types of cytokines - pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory – which heightens the inflammatory response of C-reactive protein which is associated with musculoskeletal pain sensation in back pain sufferers. How does this bother Richmond back pain patients? Overweight patients are more likely to feel more pain. One certain inflammation marker, prostaglandin E2, triggers fever and the sensation of pain and inflammation related to low back pain.  Exercise helps by controlling these issues. (2) Bottomline: Richmond back pain patients would do well to exercise, move, be active, to the degree they can. Begin small. Simple stabilization exercises improved function, prevented fatigue and strengthened transverse abdominis contraction in herniated disc back pain patients. (3)  Johnson Chiropractic recommends just strolling to the mailbox or corner then adding a little each trip. Running races is not necessary! Richmond back pain patients notice the change!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Kirsch on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares a patient whose goal was to just walk, period, and how his care assisted her meet and surpass that goal with Cox Technic.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today for Richmond back pain relief. The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief encourages simple, as simple as taking that first walk to the front door of Johnson Chiropractic’s office!

Johnson Chiropractic encourages simple exercise as part of the Richmond chiropractic back pain relief plan. 
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