Have you experienced back pain before? Yes? It’s common to fear its return, but don’t let it hijack your life! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s experienced
back pain before throwing all those packages
and parcels? New Roads Chiropractic Center expects he has!
Santa can’t stop, and neither can you. New Roads
chiropractic care can help you deal with new back pain and chronic
back pain and lead our New Roads back pain
sufferers to live
a bit more fear-lessly and confidently this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your New Roads chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers looked
into this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also affects postural sway or balance by disrupting hip balance control, causing weight shifting from
side to side to maintain balance. (1) What is an undesirable
result of being off-balance? A fall. New Roads Chiropractic Center
finds it very critical to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND REDUCE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older New Roads chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can annoy some of its users,
particularly some older users, it can help! The new
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is available.
Researchers have verified that it is able to track
age-related differences in balance not typically noted during clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can help
healthcare providers like your chiropractor design a more effective
and individualized treatment plan to reduce fear of movement and
enhanced balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are doing more research study
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) New Roads Chiropractic Center uses this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition finding 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 using 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 respected randomized control study
found a relationship 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 check
for back pain risks!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his helping
a Vietnam veteran deal with his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your New Roads chiropractic
appointment soon. Calling all our New Roads back pain patients!
Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can
help you handle them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers
all his presents in one night!