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Richmond Chiropractic Care for Spine and Related Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain makes us a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is entirely logical and logically global. People globally suffer with pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, a great deal of which is spine-centered. Luckily, Richmond chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as alleviate spine-related pain.


Data from a worldwide study that followed spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) patients from 1990 to 2019 revealed that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both spine issues grew significantly. Globally, neck pain and low back pain were observed to burden public health significantly, particularly as people age, being most problematic in middle age and older. Data also suggested that these two conditions were more frequent in women and middle-aged groups and more frequent in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Not counting low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 conveyed that “other musculoskeletal disorders” rose by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss comprising death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is estimated to continue its growth. From 2020 to 2050, it is predicted to increase by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are affected by 47.4% than men. The prevalence of these disorders topped out between 65 and 69 years of age for both men and women. (2) We at Johnson Chiropractic take care of all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders in addition to back pain and neck pain. Studies like these motivate us to stay current with spine research to assist you, our Richmond chiropractic patient, in the best possible way.


Back pain and neck pain are definitely two of our most common painful spinal conditions at Johnson Chiropractic…and standing is a daily necessity! Everyone’s spine is a bit different. How we each stand is a little different…and that matters! A new study recorded greater variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture with a bit more extension or more prominent curvature like kyphosis may well have a bearing musculoskeletal response as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We encourage thinking about good posture which can beneficially affect experiencinggood posture including standing up straight.


And sitting is another activity of daily living that we all do often without any thought (until pain forces us think about it constantly!). In a new study, researchers found that unsupported sitting increased intradiscal pressure by about 30% in comparison to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were higher for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20 degrees and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were more than 20°. Knowing about spinal responses like these are important in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a major concern. (4) Your Richmond chiropractor works with our clients to keep them functioning with as little pain as possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jay Young on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment today to visit us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not out enjoying life.

Richmond chiropractic for spine related conditions 
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