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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is honored to work with St. Francisville chiropractic patients to increase their odds of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life possible. St. Francisville 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 decrease quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and older life, making life not very pleasant. Researchers found 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 trouble with locomotion syndrome – trouble with switching positions. Stable body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important factors in motor control functions like balance, efforts to strengthen these particularly are critical to attempt to turn around such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for St. Francisville back pain patients. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville realizes that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose 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 St. Francisville 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 come with it stayed around for 29% to 42% of patients who supposedly had little to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step. Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is all about Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the sought after pain reduction outcome.

St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are presently looking into the specific 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. 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 such as 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville gathers these positive studies to share with our St. Francisville 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 details his care of a back pain patient who attained relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.

Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic visit. Together, you and Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 painful musculoskeletal diseases.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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