The Value of Easley Healthy Living

November 21, 2017

Healthy living. How do you define that? Do you live it? What are healthy living behaviors? Young Chiropractic is all for healthy living. Young Chiropractic sees chiropractic care as a healthy behavior! Easley chiropractic patients can expect their Easley chiropractor to be a guide to the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can not only help them deal with current spine pain issues but also avent future bouts of spine pain, neck pain, and back pain, and other health issues that are best avoided.


What are some healthy behaviors? A good diet. Exercise. Not smoking. Low/No alcohol intake. Those sound about right, do they not? A new study showed that men who took advantage of more of these healthy choices had decreased risk of long duration low back pain and women for neck pain. (1) Consuming fruit and vegetables is an additional advantageous healthy behavior. This plus the other behaviors appeared to reduce the chance of developing long term disturbing low back pain in women and even potentially improve the prognosis of low back pain relief. (2) Taking part in a community based musculoskeletal physiotherapy program improves the health-related quality of life for patients. (3) Wearing a lumbar support orthosis improves postural control when standing on unlevel ground.  This may be particularly helpful for patients with non-specific low back pain as they are predisposed to be more unstable. (4) Young Chiropractic works with our Easley back pain patients on their balance and proprioception to help improve their steadiness.


Choice of care for health care issues encourages more healthy behaviors. When patients are given the opportunity to choose their provider for back pain or neck pain relief (in one study: physical therapy care), costs were lower than if they went to their medical doctor first and were referred. Direct access makes a difference in costs and outcomes. (5) A study of women and their choices of providers for back pain relief shows that their knowledge of the doctor’s treatment, social network recommendations, geographical proximity, and doctor’s qualifications motivated their choice. (6)


Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. It is your choice to find the way to a healthy life and pain relief when necessary.