Minster Chiropractic Center Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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 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 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 important 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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 improvement 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 results 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.

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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.

Minster Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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