Richmond Chiropractic Care of Neck Pain: Exercise and Spinal Manipulation

October 06, 2020

Neck pain is a common condition bringing patients to our Richmond chiropractic clinic! Johnson Chiropractic sees that chronic neck pain is a frequent problem today. Whether the neck pain is non-specific or chronic, Johnson Chiropractic is prepared to help find some neck pain relief with a Richmond chiropractic treatment plan incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise.


Neck pain treatment options flourish. One common method is manual therapy. (Johnson Chiropractic uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.) Another tactic is exercise. A third is combining both. A new study compared manual therapy, exercise or placebo. Manual therapy alone improved perceived neck pain more quickly than exercise. Therapeutic exercise decreased disability earlier than manual therapy. (1) An additional research project assessed manual therapy plus exercise to exercise by itself over 4 weeks. Manual therapy with exercise increased short- and medium-term neck pain more effectively than exercise alone. (2) Johnson Chiropractic has observed that patient participation improves clinical outcomes, too. Combining the most valuable therapies for neck pain relief is the way to go.


Johnson Chiropractic follows the research. Research revealed that a safe, gentle type of manual manipulation, Cox® Technic, dropped cervical spine intradiscal pressures. (3) In the clinical comparison study of Cox® flexion distraction only to exercise only for neck pain to the combination of both that using both was favorable. (4) Cox® Technic flexion distraction for neck pain relief relieved pain in a mean of 13.2 visits in a report on cervical spine radiculopathy patients. (5) Johnson Chiropractic realizes that Richmond neck pain patients are ready to help themselves by doing suggested neck exercises in addition to making their chiropractic treatment visits.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Matthew Scott on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares his care of a former pro football player for whom surgery was recommended for neck pain relief and how his care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation helped him prevent that.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. We welcome neck pain patients. As common as neck pain is, Johnson Chiropractic knows it’s a common nuisance for the neck pain sufferer! Our Richmond chiropractic care may well be just what you are seeking in terms of neck pain relief.

Johnson Chiropractic offers a pain-relieving treatment plan for neck pain that combines exercise and spinal manipulation with Cox Technic.