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Back Pain Changes Richmond Spinal Movement

Any Richmond back pain sufferer will agree: back pain affects movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or triggers total avoidance. Johnson Chiropractic knows back pain changes movements. Researchers keep studying just how and how much it changes motion. With chiropractic care, your Richmond chiropractor is focused on helping you get back the simplicity of movement you had before you had back pain.


Back pain patients move atypically. They often alter the way they move to avoid pain. They’ll walk differently. They turn around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A new study reviewed over 800 papers on this topic of altered kinematics. The authors wound up stating that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes caused by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found that the type of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain demonstrated greater differences in an array of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) weighed against patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much spinal kinematics are affected by back pain is the job your Richmond chiropractor enjoys most.


When healthcare professional like your Richmond chiropractor examine new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that check our new patients’ ability to perform motions that daily activities demand are valuable. Patients with low back pain reveal considerably altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain showed motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed altered motor adaptability while doing a variety of repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Johnson Chiropractic is comprehensive to record the extent to which low back pain is impacting your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily living with the least possible difficulty.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition shared by a lot of people that tends to affect motion.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., make a visit to Johnson Chiropractic for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

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