The Value of Richmond Healthy Living

November 21, 2017

Healthy living. How do you define that? Do you embody it? What are healthy living behaviors? Johnson Chiropractic is all about healthy living. Johnson Chiropractic sees chiropractic care as a healthy behavior! Richmond chiropractic patients can believe their Richmond chiropractor to be an escort to the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can not only assist them cope with exisiting spine pain issues but also ward off future episodes of spine pain, neck pain, and back pain, and other health issues that are best prevented.


What are some healthy behaviors? A good diet. Exercise. Not smoking. Low/No alcohol intake. Those make sense, don’t they? A recent study proved that men who abided by more of these healthy choices had lower risk of long duration low back pain and women for neck pain. (1) Consuming fruit and vegetables is another favorable healthy behavior. This in addition to the other behaviors are shown to lessen the risk of developing long term upsetting low back pain in women and even potentially improve the prognosis of low back pain relief. (2) Participating in a community based musculoskeletal physiotherapy program improves the health-related quality of life for patients. (3) Utilizing a lumbar support orthosis improves postural control when standing on unlevel ground.  This may be especially helpful for patients with non-specific low back pain as they are predisposed to be more unstable. (4) Johnson Chiropractic works with our Richmond back pain patients on their balance and proprioception to help improve their steadiness.


Choice of care for health care issues encourages more healthy behaviors. When patients are given the opportunity to choose their provider for back pain or neck pain relief (in one study: physical therapy care), costs were less than if they went to their medical doctor first and were referred. Direct access results in a difference in costs and outcomes. (5) A study of women and their choices of providers for back pain relief found that their familiarity with the doctor’s treatment, social network endorsements, geographical proximity, and doctor’s qualifications influenced their choice. (6)


Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. It’s your choice to discover the route to a healthy life and pain relief as needed.