Richmond Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

June 16, 2020

Independence. It is an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking a little guidance more often is better. Johnson Chiropractic is prepared to be your guide! Richmond back pain sufferers can depend on Johnson Chiropractic to set up, demonstrate and supervise a pain-relieving exercise routine just for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy produces significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it is underutilized. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Richmond back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more in such a way!


A newer report states that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients delivered significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function in comparison to unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and one time a week - to home exercise. It states specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients brought about significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than once a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our Richmond back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, undoubtedly!


Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with any more! Then a visit to the doctor is planned. Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent care. (That was the topic of another blog!) Regarding exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative management forms that are often too infrequently used while opioid prescriptions are most ordinarly in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy sessions. (4) Johnson Chiropractic is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Richmond chiropractor is an experienced Richmond back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic today. Together, we will set up a comprehensive treatment plan for you that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal Richmond back pain relief.

Richmond back pain patients have a partner in Johnson Chiropractic as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!