Richmond Exercise and Spinal Manipulation Recommended for Older Adult Back Pain

May 16, 2017

Older back pain patients benefit from combined chiropractic care: spinal manipulation and mobilization plus exercise. That’s what new best practices guidelines recommend. Surprised? Not likely! Your Richmond chiropractor treats your spine, and you treat your spine! Together, your Richmond chiropractor and you the Richmond back pain sufferer make a great spine care team. Johnson Chiropractic is your local Richmond chiropractic care center where Richmond back pain patients meet their Richmond chiropractor to design a pain relieving treatment plan as well as future back pain prevention plan.

A recent high-level research review reiterates that spinal manipulation is safe for older adults suffering with back pain. Johnson Chiropractic appreciates this confirmation! How did they do this? Researchers reviewed all published articles from 7 years to update current recommendations. Thirty-seven panelists participated in this best practices guidelinesupdate and review. In the end, they approved current statements about the best practices for chiropractic care of older adults with back pain. They reinforced the existing statement about how safe spinal manipulation is for these patients. The panel added two additional notes of advice that (1) chiropractors should advise exercise to these older adult back pain patients and (2) manipulation and mobilization contribute to general positive outcomes beyond pain reduction. (1) Johnson Chiropractic concurs! Richmond chiropractic patients often seek care that will decrease their back pain. Then, they discover Richmond chiropractic care that does more than just back pain relief. Chiropractic incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and wellness care allows them to embrace a healthier approach to life.

This chiropractic care starts with back pain relief. The spinal manipulation method Johnson Chiropractic uses is called Cox Technic. From the research studies concerning this approach, it is published that radiculopathy (leg pain), chronic moderate/severe back pain and recurrent mild back pain (pain than comes and goes) react better to chiropractic Cox Technic than to medical conservative care. This study also showed that chronic/recurrent – back pain that recurs several times a year – reacts better to exercise. (2) Johnson Chiropractic knows exercise is critical to manage back pain and prevent future back pain. Johnson Chiropractic encourages all our Richmond chiropractic patients to exercise.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic to talk about Richmond back pain relief and prevention in older adults with Richmond chiropractic care and suitable Richmond exercise. Your Richmond chiropractor and you will collaborate as well as recommended spinal manipulation and exercise do to safely and successfully relieve low back pain.