Chiropractic Manipulation Relieves the Hurting Spine

May 02, 2017

The spine loves spinal manipulation! It certainly values what spinal manipulation feels like and rewards its owner with relief of back pain and relaxation. When you bring your Richmond spine to Johnson Chiropractic, Johnson Chiropractic treats it gently, safely and effectively. The Richmond chiropractic treatment plan includes alleviating, research-proven spinal manipulation.

Stops Painful Messages 

Spinal manipulation halts back pain’s messages to the body that it hurts. Johnson Chiropractic knows that our Richmond chiropractic back pain patients don’t want to hurt anymore. Spinal manipulation possesses an anti-nociceptive - anti-pain - effect on back pain. Spinal manipulation relieves back pain by hampering the pain messages produced by irritated spinal nerves. In one specific study, spinal manipulation more effectively interfered with pain messages than did tactile sensation (no effect) or mechanical stimulus (no significant effect). (1) Johnson Chiropractic uses Richmond spinal manipulation to discontinue the spinal disc irritation.

Improving Water Content 

The intervertebral disc of the spine relies on its water content to be healthy and not easily irritated, maintain its height and do its job of supporting spinal mobility and being the shock-absorber between the spinal vertebral bones! That may simplify the disc’s role a bit, but the spinal disc is essential to spinal movement and critical to back pain relief. It’s the most pain-sensitive structure in the spine! (2) Johnson Chiropractic cares for the disc and the spine. When compression or exercise exertion challenges the spine, it reacts. How? T2 MRI images show decreased value meaning that water content is low in the facet joints and the nucleus pulposus. (3) That is the reason that it’s so important to stay hydrated, drink water, and treat the disc to Richmond chiropractic care!

Disc Height Increases 

Lumbar spinal discs do react to Richmond chiropractic. Intervertebral disc height improves with traction. (4) That’s what occurs with Cox Technic, the form of spinal manipulation Johnson Chiropractic chooses to use and is proficient in delivering. With Cox Technic, disc height increases by 17%, and spinal area opens by 28%. (5) When discs degenerate, they lose disc height. Spinal area decreases. Spinal nerves are more prone to irritation. Johnson Chiropractic’s Richmond chiropractic care helps reduce that irritation and the associated Richmond back pain.

Johnson Chiropractic provides spinal manipulation to reduce back pain. Together with spinal manipulation, Johnson Chiropractic endorses nutritional advice about supplements with glycosaminoglycan elements glucosamine and chondroitin – both tied to the sulfate radical which imbibes fluid. It’s all incorporated into your Richmond treatment plan.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Your spine and its discs will reward you for the pain relief they experience at Johnson Chiropractic!