Richmond Exercise Helps with Back Pain Relief and Strength

July 14, 2020

“Doc, what type of exercise do you think would help?”

“The kind that you will do!”

There is some humor in that answer, but there is some truth in it, too. Exercise that you will do is the most useful exercise of all! Whether you experience Richmond neck pain or Richmond back pain, strengthening exercise helps. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help you find exercise you will do and exercise that will help you.


General strength and conditioning exercise helps chronic low back pain patients, particularly in terms of pain intensity relief. Comparing general strength and conditioning exercise to motor control exercise with manual therapy disclosed that the general exercise was more apt to provide a more assorted range of treatment outcomes. In particular, the general exercise bettered trunk endurance, leg muscle strength and endurance, disability, multifidus muscle volume, and fear of doing daily activities for patients with chronic low back pain. (1) A Cochrane Review of published medical literature showed that motor control exercise is more successful in reducing chronic low back pain than minimal intervention, but, alone, motor control exercise does not stand out to be better than other exercise or manual therapy for pain relief. (2) What’s that mean? General strength and conditioning exercise is advantageous to decrease pain by boosting the overall body condition. Johnson Chiropractic helps Richmond back pain patients set up an exercise practice that works for them to get the most in pain reduction and increase strength.


Johnson Chiropractic also works to maximize back pain reduction and strength improvement by blending exercise with chiropractic treatment. Johnson Chiropractic uses The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to boost such clinical outcomes. A new report says that blending manipulative treatment with exercise decreased pain and improved functional disability more than exercise by itself for non-specific neck pain sufferers. (3) Together, your Richmond chiropractor and you will determine the proper exercises and the appropriate exercise practice to complement your Richmond chiropractic treatment plan to get you feeling the best you can!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Lehmkuhler on The Back Doctors Podast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his Spine+Fit exercise/chiropractic care combo for back pain.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. Your Richmond chiropractor has the reply to your inquiry about the type of exercise that helps: the exercise that you will do, and the exercise that strengthens you!

Johnson Chiropractic helps patients discover the right exercise for them to strengthen their spine and body to best ease back pain.