Quality of life. That’s the central
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic is honored to work with
Brooks chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Brooks back pain patients understand
that knowing what factors might negatively 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 lower
quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease
the odds of getting these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good 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 key issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically
are important to attempt to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Brooks back pain patients.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows that back pain sufferers have many options 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 choice option for every Brooks
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that accompany it stayed around 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 recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Brooks CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into 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 associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar
cause of disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s findings 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 – improved
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Soft Health and Healing Clinic collects these positive
studies to share with our Brooks back pain patients.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his care of a back pain patient who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Soft Health and Healing 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
painful musculoskeletal diseases.