Quality of life. That is the key factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest. Young Chiropractic is honored to work with Easley chiropractic patients to boost their chances of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Easley back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely impact their quality of life and their options to lessen the influence of those factors.
FACTORS INFLUENCING BACK PAIN AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Musculoskeletal diseases like osteoporosis, knee arthritis, disc degeneration and related back pain lower quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and older life, making life not very pleasant. Researchers reported on factors that seem to reduce the odds of acquiring these problems. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome – difficulty switching positions. Good body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known to be important factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these specifically are important to attempt to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Easley back pain patients. Young Chiropractic knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about such options.
To get the most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal. Back surgery may not always be the choice option for every Easley back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, especially for patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability that come with it lingered for 29% to 42% of patients who reportedly experienced minimal to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first. Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the desired pain reduction outcome.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the specific effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better outcomes in patients with low back pain, especially active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent reason for disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like us all, this study’s results will be interesting! Another study that added chiropractic - spinal manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic approaches such as rehabilitative exercise, cryotherapy, superficial heat, and other manual therapies - to usual medical care - self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral – enhanced short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty military. (5) Young Chiropractic gathers these helpful studies to share with our Easley back pain patients.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a back pain patient who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic visit. Together, you and Young Chiropractic will set a course to ensure your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other painful musculoskeletal diseases.