Johnson Chiropractic Encourages Adding Mindfulness to Chiropractic Back Pain Care

March 09, 2021

Mind-body-SPINE connection. The mind-body connection is in the health news a lot. Since we are a member of the chiropractic profession, Johnson Chiropractic inserts “spine” to this connection, making it much more specific to what we see in our Richmond back pain and neck pain patients. When the spine hurts, the mind and body can’t help but hurt, too. Johnson Chiropractic creates individualized Richmond chiropractic treatment plans for spine pain, back pain, neck pain and related arm and leg pain sufferers that incorporate chiropractic treatment, home exercise, and nutrition. Adding mindfulness practices to these spine care practices is often beneficial and supported.


Spine pain, back pain, neck pain wears on a person. Pain frequently holds a sufferer back from accomplishing what he or she wants/needs to do and from experiencing a joyful life. When working with your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic on the physical pain relief, a back pain patient can choose a mindful approach to coping with the mind’s struggle with the pain and related depression and/or fluctuating levels of sadness is reported to help. In a study of lumbar disc herniation patients with back pain who used a mindfulness-based therapy, researchers discovered that mindfulness-based therapy had a positive effect on pain beliefs and psychological well-being. (1) Additionally, researchers found that even in countries with accessible, well-developed mental health services, underutilization of those services is common. Use is better than it used to be with all the attention mental health has received lately. Many don’t seek it out as they could. One interesting note about those who do seek help resulted from their knowing someone with a mental health issue which positively motivated them to seek help for their own issue. (2) Whether you know someone who has a mental health issue or not, do not avoid reaching out for assistance with depression related to Richmond back pain. Today, there are numerous options to get help for pain-related depression. Johnson Chiropractic offers evidence-based treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to deal with the physical aspect of spine pain and encourages our Richmond back pain sufferers to consider using a mindfulness practice to cope with the mind’s mental side of spine pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the spinal care for back pain relief with Cox® Technic and integration of approaches like mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, etc.

Make your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. Managing the “spine” part of the mind-body-spine connection is chiropractic’s forte. Including a mindfulness approach is a Richmond chiropractic patient’s choice, one that is turning out to be effective.

Johnson Chiropractic shares benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for sufferers dealing with depression and frustration with back pain.