Richmond Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

February 23, 2021

Exercise. Richmond back pain sufferers get the recommendation to exercise a lot. Johnson Chiropractic recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for relief of low back pain and its prevention…and a new report reveals benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers analyze proposed long-term methods to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Johnson Chiropractic is the Richmond back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers visit their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care usually involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is an interesting statistic called “number to treat” which implies the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of the treatment recipients to get benefit. In this recent study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these three options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Johnson Chiropractic always incorporates it in the Richmond chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Richmond chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled alternative is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Richmond chiropractic patients. Johnson Chiropractic often hears our patients discuss sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young women and men. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed earlier, experienced improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that improved her condition.

Set up your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Johnson Chiropractic will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention in addition to improved sleep.

Johnson Chiropractic shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.