February 2024 Healthy News from Johnson Chiropractic Heart and Spine Benefit from Exercise and Sacroiliac Pain Benefits from Treatment

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There is debate about whether the sacroiliac joint causes pain, be we are not get deep into that, but our Richmond back and leg pain sufferers may feel pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, a review of how manual therapy may decrease and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain reported that manual therapy – though just which manual therapy technique is superior was not well defined in all the studies they reviewed – statistically significantly boosted disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study juxtaposed the impact of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All 3 groups were shown to have had a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers stated in their conclusion that manual therapy was effective over the long term for sacroiliac joint pain decrease and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we find sacroiliac pain to be of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s discuss Richmond chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and [possibly even|maybe]70] a little exercise to address it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes exercise.

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Exercise is commended for its benefit for heart health, benefit which emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are discussing that even single or short-term exercise sessions produce benefit! They tested this and found that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like lessening the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) at low cost and in a simple way. (6) We have a feeling that our exercise-adverse Richmond chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s the first step! And more advantages of exercise for low back pain sufferers are reported. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Are you ready to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Johnson Chiropractic is honored to be your Richmond chiropractic partner in this project. See you soon!

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