Call us to set up an appointment! 719-599-8783

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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 happen 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."