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Richmond Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any sufferer of Richmond back pain understands, getting relief can be challenging. You may have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be an extra notch in the key to relieving your back pain? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) To put it another way, exercise can help reduce back pain. Johnson Chiropractic presents some information about how this works.


Exercise has demonstrated itself beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain in several ways. First, it strengthens core and lower back muscles which support your spine and decrease strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help ease some of the pressure placed on your spine and reduce the amount of back pain you feel due to poor posture or bad habits like slouching. Further, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it boosts blood circulation which helps advance healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help lessen inflammation related to chronic back pain. (2,3) Johnson Chiropractic combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is significant to be aware that when initiating an exercise program for Richmond back pain relief, you should start slowly and gradually raise the intensity over time as your body adapts. It’s also valuable to select low-impact exercises like walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping since these can put additional strain on your spine and irritate rather than help. With that, moderate aerobic exercise mixed with stretching and strengthening exercises has been shown to be useful in reducing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. Richmond back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Johnson Chiropractic as researchers write that chiropractors actively endorse (and participate in their own) physical activity by providing exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and advising back pain patients about suitable exercises for their specific conditions. (4)

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Exercise is a valuable way to deal with chronic lower back pain. If performed correctly, it could be just what you need to boost your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization with exercise.

Richmond chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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