Quality of life. That’s the central
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is grateful to work with
Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to enhance their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Colorado Springs back pain patients value knowing what factors might adversely 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 negatively impact
quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and
older life, making life not very enjoyable.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease
the odds of suffering with these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with switching positions. Stable 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 key issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these particularly
are critical to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Colorado Springs back pain patients.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to choose and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the choice option for every Colorado Springs
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce
fully the desired outcome, particularly 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 experienced minimal
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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently 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
reason for disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s findings 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR gathers these positive
studies to share with our Colorado Springs back pain patients.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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 found 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic visit.
Together, you and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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.