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New Roads Chiropractic Center Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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 issue 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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.

New Roads Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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