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Richmond Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Routine Exercise

Independence. It is an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, accepting a little guidance more often is better. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to be your guide! Richmond back pain sufferers can depend on Johnson Chiropractic to establish, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving just for you!


Research shows that supervised exercise therapy produces significant symptom relief and improved quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 3 months. Sadly, it’s underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other helpful alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence. (1) Richmond back pain patients may benefit just like these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more in such a way!


A newer report states that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function in comparison to unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specific schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week and one time a week - to home exercise. It reports specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients allowed significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than one time a week PT visits and home exercise exclusively. (3) Our Richmond back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, undoubtedly!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only gets you so far when your back is hurting. There is always a tipping point when the pain just cannot be put up with any more! Then a trip to the doctor is arranged. Many articles are written about the choice of healthcare provider a back pain sufferer sees first sets the course for resulting care. (That was the subject of another blog!) Regarding exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative management forms that are often too infrequently used while opioid prescriptions are most ordinarly in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy sessions. (4) Johnson Chiropractic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Richmond chiropractor is a well-trained Richmond back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic today. Together, we’ll set up a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will permit a nice balance of independence and supervision for best Richmond back pain relief.

Richmond back pain patients have a coach in Johnson Chiropractic as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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