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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Richmond Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Richmond back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. InRichmond Johnson Chiropractic is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is frequently suggested as initial treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, including non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is promoted by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Johnson Chiropractic delivers a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment known as Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well help Richmond back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and control their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Johnson Chiropractic realizes this. Exercise is shown advantageous for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right form of exercise is vital, so we’ll discuss what is proper for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and efficiently. They performed better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, helped them discover a healthier way of life. (3) These benefits came without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They established exercise programs for each patient to perform. They discovered that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ disposition got better as they exercised. They had time to contemplate their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they felt more confident managing their pain themselves. (4) These are all positive outcomes Richmond back pain patients discover in their chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic. Control not cure is a reasonable objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well produce the Richmond back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Johnson Chiropractic offers beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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