“Do you suffer with urinary incontinence?” No, it’s not a question that comes up comfortably for most, but it’s an issue that affects more people than we realize. Young Chiropractic will ask because we know that many suffer with urinary incontinence. Many patients don’t seek care for their urinary incontinence. Many don’t tell their healthcare provider(s) about their urinary incontinence. Sad but true. Healthcare providers like your Easley chiropractor can only do so much, and they can do nothing if they don’t know all the issues. That’s where an experienced back pain specialist like yours at Young Chiropractic comes into play. Your Easley chiropractor knows how to get the relevant information to make a clear diagnosis and treatment plan for your relief.
In a recent study, physical therapists actually ask patients who came for therapy for their neuro-musculoskeletal conditions about urinary incontinence. The question brought 599 patients into the study. They were an average of 49.8 years old and 94.7% female. 44% of them came for urinary incontinence help. 25.7% of patients came for help with spine pain, and 17.2% for pelvic pain. (1) Amazing what a simple question will reveal! And just think how urinary incontinence affects their quality of life. It’s tough to contend with on a daily basis, no doubt. Relief would certainly be welcomed, wouldn’t it? Count on Young Chiropractic to ask the simple as well as complex questions during the clinical examination to reveal as much as possible about your spine condition and its effects on your life.
As an aside, in a very unusual and rare finding, an ectopic ganglionic tissue arising from the cauda equina was the cause of urinary incontinence, leg pain, and back pain in a 29 year old woman. (2) It’s important that your Easley chiropractor be up on these little nuances of pain generation and be able to recognize them should they appear in clinical practice, don’t you think?
Finally, chiropractic spinal adjusting reduced urinary incontinence in elderly patients. (3) Specifically, Cox Technic flexion distraction has been described to reduce and/or relieve pelvic pain and related issues like urinary incontinence. (4) Young Chiropractic offers Cox Technic as part of the Easley chiropractic collection of spine and related pain services for Easley back pain relief.
Contact Young Chiropractic for a frank discussion about your back pain, neck pain, and other spine related conditions as well as other symptoms that you may not think are related – like urinary incontinence. Easley chiropractic care may be just what you need!