Quality of life. That is the important
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
New Roads Chiropractic Center is honored to work with
New Roads chiropractic patients to boost their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. New Roads back pain patients understand
that 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, rendering life not very pleasant.
Researchers found factors that seem to reduce
the odds of getting these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good body balance. With all
of these good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be important issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically
are critical to try to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for New Roads back pain patients.
New Roads Chiropractic Center realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To get the most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the best option for every New Roads
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, particularly for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that accompany it lingered for 29% to 42%
of patients who supposedly 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
New Roads CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement 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 frequent
cause of disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s results will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
procedures like rehabilitative exercise,
cryotherapy, superficial heat, and other manual therapies - to usual medical
care - self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral – improved
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center gathers these helpful
studies to share with our New Roads back pain patients.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic visit.
Together, you and New Roads Chiropractic Center will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.