Richmond Back Pain Care and Exercise Guidelines

January 31, 2024

Guidelines. There are guidelines everywhere! This post talks about some of the newer guidelines for interprofessional teamwork between chiropractors and other healthcare providers to boost the healing of Richmond back pain and neck pain sufferers. Exercises are a core part of back pain prevention as well as management that all providers encourage and all providers are concerned are not always done. Chiropractors like your own at Johnson Chiropractic are health promoters and work to do that in the kindest, most helpful way! We can work together to get you better.


Quality in healthcare delivery is discussed a lot. Providers and patients want the highest quality care possible in delivering care and getting care. Interprofessional collaboration rises to the top when researchers assess systems for the care of back pain like suitable use of screening and preventive services. (1) Researchers have also assembled 70 quality indicators for chiropractic delivery that are standardized and evidence-based that take into account patient concerns and higher clinical outcomes. (2) Physical activity surely is a component of a quality chiropractic healthcare plan for Richmond pain relief.


In a recent survey, chiropractors conveyed that the biggest concern they held in treating back pain patients was patient follow through (making appointments, doing exercises, following at-home instructions, etc.). (3) In another survey, 90% of chiropractors reported that they were optimistic about healthier patient lifestyles. These chiropractors also reported that they were actively involved in promoting physical activity, suggesting exercises to patients for their particular condition, asking how the exercises are going, and counseling patients in the proper technique to do exercises as well as benefit that comes from exercising. (4) One way that patients seem to follow through more positively and be more willing to do physical activity is using a mobile app. Apps that are build built around reported pain, pain intensity, and app features like audio explanation and animation of each exercise are well received. (5)  Doing the right exercises in the right way is the most helpful.


Core stabilization exercises are usually recommended to back pain patients. One new study that added in diaphragmatic breathing exercises found many benefits for chronic low back pain patients: enhanced muscle activity, chest expansion, quality of sleep, enhanced disability and physical activity and pain scores, less fear avoidance, and increased physical activity, among others. (6) As a part of your healthcare team, your chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic feels a duty to encourage physical activity so that you can manage your own health a bit more. Our younger Richmond back pain and neck pain sufferers get positive results. Our older adults who deal with aches and pains and/or back pain and/or neck pain get positive results, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Tony Barton on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in managing chronic low back pain.

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Don’t let guidelines overwhelm you when it comes to managing your back pain or neck pain. Johnson Chiropractic follows the recent guideline developments and implements the ones that seem most applicable for your pain relief.

Richmond chiropractic back pain exercise – add breathing