Richmond Fear of Back Pain Relieved with Johnson Chiropractic

September 05, 2017

Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance. It’s common in Richmond back pain sufferers. When back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your Richmond chiropractic physician are aware of the effects of fear and fear avoidance on Richmond back pain and neck pain patients. Fear prevents Richmond back pain sufferers from doing the simplest things because they worry that they may experience pain. The spine is pretty resilient, but when it is damaged its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its owner. Johnson Chiropractic assists Richmond back pain sufferers manage the fear of back pain with information, care, and movement.

The Sense of Fear

Fear itself makes sense. If you have pain with something, you attempt to avoid that something like shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that cauess leg pain. If you experience back pain when you move, you seek not to move like that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity for a Richmond back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that if a back pain sufferer feels pain in the early days of back pain and does not make a big deal out of it, he or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Johnson Chiropractic empathizes with the Richmond back pain patient who does not desire to move too much out of fear that his or her back will hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time. Johnson Chiropractic positively gets Richmond back pain sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life one little motion at a time!

Gentle Care and Motion

Johnson Chiropractic joins motion into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Johnson Chiropractic is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that goes along with it. Adding manipulation to the treatment of low back pain earlier increased the effectiveness of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of medication to control the pain. (2) The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan at Johnson Chiropractic involves gentle, soothing Cox Technic to open the spinal canal and lessen pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the spine as the back pain and/or leg pain improves.

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Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may lead a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Johnson Chiropractic. Listen in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back surgery and got relief with Cox Technic. He even got back to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!