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.
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.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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.