Your Williamson chiropractor is always
on alert for interesting ways to answer
Williamson back pain patients’ questions. Williamson back pain
patients like simple answers. Your Williamson chiropractor at
Apple Country Chiropractic does, too. Check out these factors that influence
your relief of Williamson back pain, arm and leg pain.
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN, MOVEMENT AND METABOLIC DISEASE
Chronic non-specific Williamson low back pain (LBP) presents
a major socioeconomic problem even though the
mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Impaired motor control is
one of the mechanisms which was indicated by a reduced
movement amplitude of the pelvis, additional in-phase coordination,
lower ground reaction forces, higher stride-to-stride variability
and a higher motion in spine muscles.
Impaired motor control during walking is indicated by higher
activity of the spine muscles which results in a stiffened lumbar-pelvic
region. (1) Dysmobility Syndrome (DMS) (abnormal spine motion) of the
musculoskeletal system and adverse health problems in older population is seen.
Abnormal spine mobility is associated with metabolic
syndrome (MetS) (2), and MetS encompasses a collection
of cardiovascular risk factors (insulin resistance, hypertension, glucose
intolerance, low HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. (7) DMS and MetS are linked
in six ways: elevated body fat, reduced
muscle mass, reduced muscle strength, osteoporosis, slow gait
speed, and balance issues. Particularly, insulin
resistance was correlated to increased body
fat, osteoporosis and balance. This research showed
a strong relationship between DMS and the existence
of MetS and its factors in the elderly population. (2)
Further, low high density lipid (HDL) cholesterol and
high low density cholesterol/high density lipid cholesterol ratio were
significantly associated with low back pain in a middle-aged Japanese
population. Williamson back pain patients are like them! These discoveries might support the atherosclerosis-low back pain connection
hypothesis. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic helps Williamson chiropractic patients
with Williamson back pain relief and with their wish to fix
complicating metabolic issues.
Apple Country Chiropractic encourages Williamson
chiropractic patients to exercise even doing something as simple as walk. A study assessed the effects
of an exercise therapy program on pain and physical dimension of health-related
quality of life for 57 young adults of an average age of 21
with musculoskeletal pain. A 9-week stabilization exercise therapy
program, used 60 minutes weekly, showed
enhanced pain and disability and intensified
spine muscle endurance. This report revealed that a
9-week progressive exercise therapy program can improve physical
health and decrease the prevalence of cervical
disability and low back pain in young people with musculoskeletal
pain. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic emphasizes that exercise is helpful!
Williamson back pain in elderly effectively lowers balance ability.
Apple Country Chiropractic doesn’t view this as a beneficial
event! These patients showed decreased
reliance on ankle and hip strategy for balance
control giving rise to a deficit
of postural control from proprioceptive impairment. Moreover, elderly
patients with low back pain are at increased risk for lower leg
proprioceptive decrease and balance ability. (5) Apple Country Chiropractic certainly
evaluates Williamson back pain patients for problems
HAND GRIP STRENGTH
One more stimulating
finding is low hand grip strength in women who are
over 50 years with low physical activity was significantly related to the existence of low back pain. (6) Apple Country Chiropractic
see this as this curious, but it’s documented!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Loren Miller as he discusses his chiropractic
care of a back pain patient who experienced several
health issues on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. (His personal journey with back
pain and neck pain is also fascinating!)
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment
today for a Williamson chiropractic treatment plan tailored
to you because exercise (regardless of the age
of the patient) and good general health equate to improved
spine motion and motor control.