Quality of life. That’s the key
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Apple Country Chiropractic is grateful to work with
Williamson chiropractic patients to boost their odds
of aging well and experiencing the best quality of life
possible. Williamson back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively affect
their quality of life and their options to reduce 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 happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease
the odds of getting these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Stable body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important factors in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these explicitly
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Williamson back pain patients.
Apple Country Chiropractic realizes 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 Williamson
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t 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 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 is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Williamson CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better
outcomes in patients with low back pain, particularly
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a common
cause of disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like us all, 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
approaches like 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) Apple Country Chiropractic collects these positive
studies to share with our Williamson back pain patients.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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 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 Williamson chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Apple Country Chiropractic will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.