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Chiropractic Manipulation Helps the Hurting Spine

The spine is grateful for spinal manipulation! It certainly is thankful for what spinal manipulation feels like and rewards its owner with relief of back pain and relaxation. When you bring your Richmond spine to Johnson Chiropractic, Johnson Chiropractic treats it gently, safely and effectively. The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan integrates alleviating, research-proven spinal manipulation.

Stops Painful Messages 

Spinal manipulation hinders back pain’s messages to the body that it hurts. Johnson Chiropractic knows that our Richmond chiropractic back pain patients want to stop the hurt. Spinal manipulation possesses an anti-nociceptive - anti-pain - effect on back pain. Spinal manipulation relieves back pain by hampering the pain messages produced by irritated spinal nerves. In one particular study, spinal manipulation more effectively interfered with pain messages than did mechanical stimulus (no significant effect) or tactile sensation (no effect). (1) Johnson Chiropractic offers Richmond spinal manipulation to discontinue the spinal disc irritation.

Improving Water Content 

The intervertebral disc of the spine relies on its water content to be healthy and not easily bothered by pain, keep its height and do its job of maintaining spinal mobility and acting like the shock-absorber in the middle of the spinal vertebral bones! That may simplify the disc’s role a bit, but the spinal disc is essential to spinal movement and important to back pain relief. It’s the most pain-sensitive structure in the spine! (2) Johnson Chiropractic treats the disc and the spine. When the spine is loaded by compression or even during exercise, it reacts. How? T2 MRI images show reduced value meaning that there is a loss of water content in the facet joints and the nucleus pulposus. (3) That’s why it’s so important to stay hydrated, drink water, and treat the disc to Richmond chiropractic care!

Disc Height Increases 

Lumbar spinal discs do react to Richmond chiropractic. Intervertebral disc height increases with traction. (4) That is what occurs with Cox Technic, the form of spinal manipulation Johnson Chiropractic offers and is proficient in delivering. With Cox Technic, disc height increases by 17%, and spinal area increases by 28%. (5) When discs degenerate, they lose disc height. Spinal area diminishes. Spinal nerves are more prone to irritation. Johnson Chiropractic’s Richmond chiropractic care assists in diminishing that irritation and the associated Richmond back pain.

Johnson Chiropractic uses spinal manipulation to relieve back pain. Accompanied by spinal manipulation, Johnson Chiropractic recommends nutritional supplementation with glycosaminoglycan elements glucosamine and chondroitin – both linked to the sulfate radical which draws in fluid. It’s all incorporated into your Richmond treatment plan.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Your spine and its discs will reward you for the relief of pain they experience at Johnson Chiropractic!

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