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
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!