Quality of life. That’s the central
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is privileged to work with
Manchester chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Manchester back pain patients value knowing what factors might adversely affect
their quality of life and their options to lessen 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 happen in mid-life and
older life, rendering life not very enjoyable.
Researchers reported on 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 issue 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 enjoy
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be important factors in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these explicitly
are important to attempt to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Manchester back pain patients.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick 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 Manchester
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 had minimal
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Manchester CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently 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 common
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! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries collects these positive
studies to share with our Manchester back pain patients.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.