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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Manages Back Pain Fear with our Chiropractic Patients

Had back pain before? Yes? It is natural to fear its return, but do not let it slow you down! This time of year, just think of Santa. Think he’s felt back pain before throwing all those boxes and bags? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR expects he has! Santa cannot stop, and neither can you. Colorado Springs chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic back pain and lead our Colorado Springs back pain sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.

FEAR OF BENDING

Your Colorado Springs chiropractor knows this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers studied 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 unwanted effect of being unbalanced? A fall. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR finds it very critical to help our back pain patients – especially our older back pain patients – to keep their balance!

HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND DECREASE FEAR

“There’s an app for that!” Just what our older Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with balance issues want to hear?! As much as “tech” can annoy a few of its users, particularly some older users, it can help! The novel smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is accessible. Researchers have documented that it is able to track age-related differences in balance not necessarily noted during 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 decrease fear of movement and improve balance.  This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic researchers are exerting more research effort to measure the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its ability to affect gait, balance and/or fall risk and prevention. (3) One positive 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 better with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression spinal manipulation. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers this treatment along with nutrition and exercise to keep our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!

BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN

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

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Calling all our Colorado Springs 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 a single night! 

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