Richmond Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

January 04, 2022

Back pain turns into the main focus when it rears its head. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises from the united contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Richmond back pain. Johnson Chiropractic endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may be caused by badly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those without instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Johnson Chiropractic checks for instability in our Richmond back pain patients and creates a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that involves pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two types of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as demonstrated by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, decreased functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Johnson Chiropractic is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Richmond balance is so vital.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Set up your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your nemesis now, Johnson Chiropractic offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We’ll design a simple exercise routine specially for you!

Johnson Chiropractic teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.