Richmond Chiropractic Newsletter from Johnson Chiropractic for January 2016

Back Surgery Factors

Training. Location. Type of practice. The better trained the surgeon, the less spine surgery he or she performs. Midwest spine surgeons agree more about the type of surgery to perform for conditions than southwest based surgeons. Back surgeries are performed 4 times less in academic institutions while most back surgeries are done by private clinics.  (1) So how about trying some Richmond chiropractic care before even entering the spinal surgery arena for back pain or neck pain relief? Johnson Chiropractic can help direct your care should surgery become necessary.

Chiropractic Physicians in Military Care

For some time now, chiropractic integration into the care of our military – active and veteran - personnel is progressing, and those patients are highly satisfied with the care. Terrific news!  Chiropractic physicians in these settings manage all types of conditions from common neurological and musculoskeletal  issues (which show significant improvement) to severe injuries suffered in combat and complex cases and cases that include psychosocial factors. They work collaboratively with other health providers and focus on reducing morbidity for veterans and rehabilitating military service members to full duty status. (2) Chiropractors are back pain specialists! Johnson Chiropractic is proud of chiropractic’s contribution in this realm as well as its own contribution to healthcare in Richmond. 


Less Pain Sensation

Low velocity variable amplitude spinal manipulation (like Cox Technic) produces a short term antinociceptive effect (basically it inhibits the sensation of pain). (3) That’s a welcome side-effect of Richmond chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic! 
All Will Be Well

Pain influences the mind. It’s hard to see the positive when suffering with pain. Chronic low back pain patients tend to have working memory issues and more catastrophizing when it comes to pain. They express higher pain levels daily and in movement-initiated pain compared to those who have no pain. (4) So chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic aims to offer pain relief enough to give hope and even some tips on how to move without irritation. 

Stay Fit!
Your physical fitness levels at 34 years of age may well predict how fit your spine will be at 52. Interesting! The bottomline of this study is that an active life that results in higher physical fitness is related to better spinal control in middle-age. (5) So keep active throughout your life, our Richmond chiropractic clients! And contact Johnson Chiropractic when your Richmond back hurts whether you are younger or older! 
May 2016 bring you all you are hoping for as well as good health!