Minster Chiropractic Center Manages Back Pain Fear with our Chiropractic Patients

Had back pain before? Yes? It is common to fear its recurrence, but don’t let it slow you down! This holiday season, consider Santa. Think he’s experienced back pain before lugging all those boxes and bags? Minster Chiropractic Center imagines so! Santa can’t quit, and neither can you. Minster chiropractic care can help you deal with new back pain and chronic back pain and guide our Minster back pain sufferers to live a bit more fear-lessly and confidently this holiday season.


Your Minster chiropractor knows this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers analyzed this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also affects postural sway or balance by disrupting hip balance control, bringing about weight shifting from side to side to keep balance. (1) What’s an undesirable result of being unbalanced? A fall. Minster Chiropractic Center finds it very critical to help our back pain patients – especially our older back pain patients – stay balanced and upright!


“There’s an app for that!” Just what our older Minster chiropractic patients with balance issues want to hear?! As much as “tech” can frustrate some of its users, especially some older users, it can help! The novel smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is offered. Researchers have documented that it is able to track age-related differences in balance not typically noted via clinical exam measurements like postural stability, step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can assist healthcare providers like your chiropractor create a more beneficial and individualized treatment plan to reduce fear of movement and improve balance.  This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic researchers are exerting more research effort to quantify the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its ability to affect gait, balance and/or fall risk and prevention. (3) One encouraging study with older lumbar spinal stenosis patients (average age 83.5 years) found that their postural sway and entropy as well as function and symptomatology were improved with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression spinal manipulation. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center offers this treatment along with nutrition and exercise to keep our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!


A new nutrition finding this month may also aid this effort. It comes from researchers evaluating levels of biomarkers – C-reactive protein, vitamin D, neuropeptide Y and others - in low back pain patients tested using blood tests with pain and disability. Vitamin D which keeps appearing in many health news reports today also seems to be a potential biomarker for back pain relief and disability. A respected randomized control study found a relationship between vitamin D levels and changes in both pain and disability for low back pain patients treated with spinal manipulation. (5) Some day, we may do blood tests to manage risks for back pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his helping a Vietnam veteran manage his back pain for 20 years, incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Minster chiropractic appointment soon. Calling all our Minster back pain patients! Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can help you manage them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers all his presents in one night! 

 Minster Chiropractic Center helps back pain sufferers contain their fear of back pain recurrence and/or pain from moving with chiropractic care.
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