Quality of life. That is the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Spinal Care Clinic is privileged to work with
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to enhance their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients understand
that knowing what factors might negatively impact
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, rendering life not very enjoyable.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to reduce
the odds of suffering with these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty moving from one position to
another, one place to another. 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 known
to be important factors in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these specifically
are important to try to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients.
Spinal Care Clinic realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms 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 choice option for every Burlington and Hamilton
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially 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 little
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently studying the specific 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 related to 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
approaches like 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) Spinal Care Clinic collects these positive
studies to share with our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Spinal Care Clinic will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.