Richmond Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

December 18, 2019

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Johnson Chiropractic and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and quickest way possible. This isn’t always possible though. We all have to look at our pain and make friends with it to some extent. We have to see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Johnson Chiropractic urges our Richmond back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for the better. Many Richmond chiropractic patients have lived this.


Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with reports highlighting the significance of patient-involvement in treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering culprits that reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to deal with these issues and raise the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a mix of approaches to lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Johnson Chiropractic tries to do anything possible to help our Richmond back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, dropping pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Johnson Chiropractic shares such options to help our patients.


Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Johnson Chiropractic is positive you have! Not alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting data on the effectiveness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Johnson Chiropractic looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Johnson Chiropractic knows that some of our Richmond back pain patients will love this!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Johnson Chiropractic. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

Johnson Chiropractic invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.