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Spinal Care Clinic Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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 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.

Spinal Care Clinic shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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