Richmond Chiropractic Newsletter from Johnson Chiropractic for December 2015

Wonderful News for Chiropractic…and Neck and Back Pain Patients!

New research shares that the more chiropractic care is available, the less PCP (primary care physician) services are used for back pain and neck pain in older adults! (1) That is music to your Richmond chiropractor’s ears! Back pain and neck pain is the specialty here at Johnson Chiropractic! We appreciate your bringing your back pain and neck pain to the practice and directing that of your friends and family to our Richmond chiropractic care practice as well.


Benefits of Post-Spine Surgery Exercise

Not a surprise to Johnson Chiropractic and fellow chiropractic colleagues, but researchers report that a 12 week exercise program that starts immediately after spine surgery microdiscectomy for lumbar disc improves issues with pain, disability and spinal function. (2) Absolutely! Let your Richmond chiropractor help guide you as needed.  

Whiplash Patients and Fatty Neck Muscles

Fat takes over neck muscles in patients with whiplash associated disorders. (3) No one wants fatty neck muscles, so plan to do some neck exercises to strengthen those muscles. Gentle, simple neck exercises can do the trick. Johnson Chiropractic has just the ones for you to try after we talk.
Don’t Lift!
Well, lifting, bending and prolonged sitting are among the top five most important triggers for low back pain say patients and their caregivers. Lifting is the #1 trigger according to both! (4) That’s not a surprise. Your Richmond chiropractor encourages you to limit these motions and/or at least learn how to bend, lift and twist properly. Johnson Chiropractic is happy to share more specifics! 

Vitamin C for Bone!

Vitamin C has a positive effect on bone formation. (5) So enjoy some fruits and veggies and even supplementation to keep up your vitamin C levels. Of course, chat with your Richmond at your next chiropractic appointment about spinal nutrition and your vitamin C level and intake.  
Johnson Chiropractic wishes you a happy holiday season with family and friends!
Your trust in our Richmond chiropractic care is most appreciated!
See you in 2016!