Richmond Chiropractic Care for Spine and Related Musculoskeletal Pain

November 28, 2023

Pain makes us a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is perfectly logical and logically global. People around the world suffer with pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, a great deal of which is spine-centered. Luckily, Richmond chiropractic care is locally available to help contain as well as relieve spine-related pain.


Data from an international study that followed spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) sufferers from 1990 to 2019 found that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both spine issues rose significantly. Worldwide, neck pain and low back pain were recorded as burdening public health significantly, particularly as people age, being most problematic in middle age and older. Data also suggested that these two conditions were more frequent in women and middle-aged groups and more common in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Not counting low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 reported that “other musculoskeletal disorders” grew by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions involving bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss incorporating death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is predicted to keep growing. From 2020 to 2050, it is predicted to rise by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are affected by 47.4% than men. The prevalence of these disorders peaked between 65 and 69 years of age for both men and women. (2) We at Johnson Chiropractic take care of all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders in addition to neck and back pain. Studies like these motivate us to keep up with spine research to assist you, our Richmond chiropractic patient, in the best possible way.


Back pain and neck pain are definitely two of our most typical painful spinal conditions at Johnson Chiropractic…and standing is a daily requisite! Everyone’s spine is a little different. How we each stand is a little different…and that matters! A new study found that bigger variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture with a bit more extension or more noticeable curve like kyphosis may well impact musculoskeletal response as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We encourage thinking about good posture which can beneficially influence your actually having good posture including standing up straight.


And sitting is another activity of daily living that we all do often without a second thought (until pain forces us to think about it all the time!). In a recent study, researchers wrote that unsupported sitting intensified intradiscal pressure by about 30% in comparison to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were higher for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20° and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were more than 20 degrees. Knowing about spinal responses like these are important in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a big problem. (4) Your Richmond chiropractor works with each of our patients to keep him/her working with as little pain as possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jay Young on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon to see us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not being life-centered.

Richmond chiropractic for spine related conditions