KINESIOPHOBIA. Now, there’s a word! It means fear that moving may cause pain. It’s something your Easley chiropractor works with Easley back pain patients all the time. It is important to move and not fear movement. Life is motion. Motion is life. Movement is critical, and Young Chiropractic is all about getting our chiropractic patients moving and keeping them moving.
FEAR OF MOVING…AND MORE
Chronic back pain doesn’t just affect the back and spine. It alters the back pain sufferer’s emotions and physicality, too. Kinesiophobia is a more extreme fear of pain or re-injury upon movement. No doubt such fear influences the back pain sufferer’s quality of life, disability and pain intensity. But by how much? Researchers say significantly. (1) Young Chiropractic gets it. It is wise to not want to prompt such back pain if one can avoid it. Young Chiropractic urges slow and gradual return to everyday life motions and to take it one day at a time.
MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE Easley CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT HEALING PLAN
Young Chiropractic shares that research studies divulged improvement in walking capacity with non-surgical care for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. This would certainly be well received by Easley back pain patients who have lumbar spine stenosis, the most common reason for spine surgery in US adults. Manual therapy and individualized exercise programs delivered better short-term symptom improvement, physical function and walking capacity than medical care or group exercise. (2)
BALANCE, MUSCLE AND BACK PAIN
Individualized treatment plans are best to reduce pain and return motion and function. Doctors like your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic test muscle activation and balance ability with a one-legged balance posture in older patients and those with chronic low back pain because it’s established that chronic low back pain patients and older people respond with different muscle responses to a variety of physical tasks than those who don’t have chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain sufferers undergo balance issues, too. Their trunk muscle activation during balance tasks is worse. (3) Young Chiropractic can find out much about Easley back pain patient’s condition with some of the most unassuming tests…and individualize the treatment plan as necessary: Cox® Technic, nutrition and exercise.
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