December 2023 Healthy News from Johnson Chiropractic Relieving Neck Pain Treatment & Exercise

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As much as the holiday season brings joy, for some it can be a pain in the neck. Johnson Chiropractic is here to help! Chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic is gentle, effective, and proven to ease pain in a reasonably brief period of time. Non-specific neck pain patients reported that they felt that their neck disability was improved after one cervical spine manipulation treatment. (1) Even for cases that more difficult (like the following), The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management provides pain-relieving results. One patient with neck pain due to narrowing of the cervical spine foramen and radiating arm pain as an effect of a C6-C7 cervical disc herniation reported less pain and better function in 10 visits in a month. The patient was without pain and fully functional 8 months later. (2) Another patient with a post-surgical C6-7 fusion who had neck pain and back pain stated that he had reduced pain (which dropped from 8/10 to 3/10) in 12 visits over 3 months with Cox® treatment. (3) A review of published studies on the effectiveness of manual therapy for chronic neck pain, described as a safe and less painful method to lessen chronic neck pain, proposed that manipulative therapy reduces the degree of chronic neck pain and neck disability. (4) And most patients don’t have to continue care ‘forever’. A recent study documented that chiropractors do not recommend continued care except for certain types of neck pain patients: only 39% of patients were proposed to continue care beyond 4 weeks with long duration of neck pain being the strongest indicator for continued care. (5) Our Cox® Technic treatment plan for cervical spine pain is gentle and effective for Richmond neck pain whether it’s acute or chronic, going into the shoulder or down the arm or centralized to the neck. This time of year, neck pain patients walk into Johnson Chiropractic daily! We are prepared to help each one find a little more JOY of the season!


Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise those Neck Muscles!

Cervical spine pain patients who want Richmond pain relief - relief that lasts - often get it once they add exercise. A simple elastic band exercise program was shown to be effective for non-specific neck pain decrease and improved strength of cervical spine flexor, extensor and scapular muscles. (6) To improve neck pain and disability effects, a study found that isometric exercises significantly lowered neck disability index scores after 4 weeks for cervical spondylosis patients. (7) These are easy exercises that don’t take long to do or to have a positive effect on neck pain. So good!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hilary Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about her pain-relieving chiropractic treatment plan via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a male patient suffering with neck and shoulder pain.

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Be sure to schedule your next Richmond chiropractic visit at Johnson Chiropractic scheduled in your holiday plans!

Happy and joy-filled holidays to you and yours from Johnson Chiropractic!