Richmond Chiropractic Incorporates Simple Exercise for Back Pain Relief

June 26, 2018

So simple: exercise. For a person who has never exercised or leads a sedentary life, it might be so simple. But for a person with back pain, simple exercise can be a huge help. Johnson Chiropractic would never press our Richmond back pain patients to prep for a marathon, but Johnson Chiropractic gently promotes taking a walk to the corner or out to the mailbox! Johnson Chiropractic promotes simple exercise to our Richmond back pain patients as part of the comprehensive Richmond chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief.


Johnson Chiropractic knows that exercise (along with spinal manipulation!) contributes to the recovery of patients who have undergone Richmond back surgery. In one report, a patient who had leg pain after back surgery showed 89% improvement at a 3 month follow-up after receiving spinal manipulation and exercise care. (1) Johnson Chiropractic makes use of exercise and spinal manipulation through the Cox® Technic system to alleviate Richmond back pain in sufferers after surgery and to prevent back surgery by decreasing the back pain symptom generators.


Exercise is a potential treatment for Richmond low back pain, obesity and inflammation symptomatology. Why? Adipose, fatty tissue lets go of numerous types of cytokines - pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory – which enhance the inflammatory response of C-reactive protein which is associated with musculoskeletal pain feeling in back pain sufferers. What does this mean? Overweight patients have a tendency to feel more pain. One particular inflammation marker, prostaglandin E2, produces fever and the sensation of pain and inflammation associated to low back pain.  Exercise helps by controlling these issues. (2) Bottomline: Richmond back pain patients are advised to exercise, move, be active, to the level they can. Start small. Simple stabilization exercises improved function, stopped fatigue and increased transverse abdominis contraction in herniated disc back pain patients. (3)  Johnson Chiropractic recommends just taking a walk to the end of the driveway or corner then adding a little each trip. Running races isn’t required! Richmond back pain patients notice the difference!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Kirsch on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares a patient whose goal was to just walk, period, and how his care helped her attain and surpass that goal with Cox Technic.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today for Richmond back pain relief. The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief encourages simple, as simple as choosing to take that first walk to the front door of Johnson Chiropractic’s office!

Johnson Chiropractic suggests simple exercise as part of the Richmond chiropractic back pain relief plan.