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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

To benefit 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 as the first step. 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 presently 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.

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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.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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