Relieving Exercise for Richmond Back Pain Relief

August 15, 2017

“Exercise? Didn’t you hear me say my back (or neck) hurts?”

Johnson Chiropractic hears you! Johnson Chiropractic knows your back hurts. Many Richmond chiropractic patients come for just that motivation: Richmond back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether due to Richmond spinal stenosis or a Richmond disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or extends down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible via our joint effort: Richmond chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain have more fatty areas and less extensor muscles on MRI. What does that mean? There is a a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain bothers a patient. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Johnson Chiropractic looks for such causes and has just the exercise to tackle the issue.

Richmond NECK PAIN

Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief continues for up to 6 months later. (3) This just shows that spinal manipulation is an important component in Richmond pain relief treatment plans. Johnson Chiropractic is excellent at setting these up for our Richmond chiropractic patients!

Richmond BACK PAIN

Chronic low back pain patients with weak stomach muscles were treated with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This tightens and stabilizes the ab muscles by making the muscles work better and increase intraabdominal pressure so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak ab muscles and intractable low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Johnson Chiropractic can recommend you some individualized exercises that will do the trick before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were cared for with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients kept at these programs which both proved useful in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more successful in getting patients to exercise in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Johnson Chiropractic is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some Richmond back pain sufferers mad…with good reason! Johnson Chiropractic gets it! Compared with slight or other interventions Pilates is a superb option to try to reduce back pain and ease disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise commencing one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy brought about a more distinct functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help decrease back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Johnson Chiropractic will help you discover the best exercise option for you!

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