Quality of life. That’s the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Minster Chiropractic Center is grateful to work with
Minster chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and experiencing the best quality of life
possible. Minster back pain patients understand
that knowing what factors might negatively 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 suffering with these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue 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 key issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Minster back pain patients.
Minster Chiropractic Center realizes that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the choice option for every Minster
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that accompany it stayed around for 29% to 42%
of patients who reportedly had little
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Minster CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into 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 associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent
reason for disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s findings will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
procedures like rehabilitative exercise,
cryotherapy, superficial heat, and other manual therapies - to usual medical
care - self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral – improved
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Minster Chiropractic Center collects these helpful
studies to share with our Minster back pain patients.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
his care of a back pain patient who attained relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Minster chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Minster Chiropractic Center will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.