Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Richmond Chiropractic Care and Exercise

March 12, 2019

Before undergoing back surgery, Richmond back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps documenting the value of non-surgical care for back pain relief. InRichmond Johnson Chiropractic is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is frequently proposed as initial treatment for back pain patients. If that doesn’t work, including non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is promoted by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Johnson Chiropractic delivers a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well help Richmond back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and control their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. Johnson Chiropractic realizes this. Exercise is documented to be beneficial for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right form of exercise is key, so we will discuss what is suitable for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and managed their pain condition more independently and efficiently. They performed better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, motivated them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits came without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They set up exercise programs for each patient to do. They found that back pain patients who underwent this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mood got better as they exercised. They had time to contemplate their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they thought themselves more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Richmond back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic. Control not cure is a reasonable goal when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find doable may well deliver the Richmond back pain relief you desire without back surgery.

Johnson Chiropractic suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery.