Richmond Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

October 05, 2021

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." Now, there is a title to a research paper! Johnson Chiropractic was even taken back a bit, but it’s true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep going forward! This is never more real for middle- to older-age Richmond back and neck pain sufferers. Luckily, Johnson Chiropractic is here for you.


We all start considering anti-aging benefits at that certain age! One group of researchers wrote that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and recommended more research to acquire knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks instead of just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) Johnson Chiropractic enthusiastically agrees! Walking is amazing! This a terrific message for all Richmond pain sufferers!


Take a walking stroll each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were studied. They wore an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were monitored for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were examined in 2020 and 2021 to measure what, if any, association was made between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was a portion of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were defined as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was associated with a decreased risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who walked 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who took less. (2) Johnson Chiropractic witnesses how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and urges Richmond chiropractic patients to take walks as best they can. Any walk works!


How do most Richmond back pain patients deal with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may express are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There is no proper answer. Johnson Chiropractic sees them all! Johnson Chiropractic is by everyone’s side. We meet each back pain sufferer – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We build a treatment plan together. The researchers who formulated the above basic 5 categories of how sufferers deal with chronic low back pain acknowledged how pain influences life. (3) So does Johnson Chiropractic. Visiting our Richmond chiropractic office is a positive step toward resolution to managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while coping with the leg and foot pain numbness she had.

Set up your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. We are prepared to help you keep going, better manage your pain, and enjoy life fully!

Johnson Chiropractic urges exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.