Palmer Chiropractic Center Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That is the important factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest. Palmer Chiropractic Center is honored to work with Lynchburg chiropractic patients to enhance their chances of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Lynchburg back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively impact their quality of life and their options to diminish 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 arise in mid-life and older life, rendering life not very pleasant. Researchers found 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 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 enjoy 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 particularly are important to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Lynchburg back pain patients. Palmer Chiropractic Center knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose 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 Lynchburg 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 stayed around for 29% to 42% of patients who supposedly experienced minimal to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step. Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center is all about Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the sought after pain reduction outcome.

Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better outcomes 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 us all, this study’s findings 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 procedures 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center gathers these helpful studies to share with our Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractic visit. Together, you and Palmer Chiropractic Center will set a course to make sure your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other painful musculoskeletal diseases.

Palmer Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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