KINESIOPHOBIA. Now, there’s a word! It means fear that moving may cause pain. It’s something your Augusta chiropractor works with Augusta back pain patients every day. It’s important to move and not fear movement. Life is motion. Motion is life. Movement is critical, and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is all about getting our chiropractic patients moving and keeping them moving.
FEAR OF MOVING…AND MORE
Chronic back pain doesn’t just alter the back and spine. It influences the back pain sufferer’s emotions and physicality, too. Kinesiophobia is a more extreme fear of pain or re-injury upon movement. No doubt such fear alters the back pain sufferer’s quality of life, disability and pain intensity. But just how much? Researchers write that it is altered significantly. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands. It is reasonable to not desire to prompt such back pain if one can avoid it. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encourages slow and gradual return to usual life motions and to take it one day at a time.
MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT HEALING PLAN
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic reports that research studies divulged improvement in walking capacity with non-surgical care for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. This would certainly be welcomed by Augusta back pain patients suffering with lumbar spine stenosis, the most common reason for spine surgery in US adults. Manual therapy and individualized exercise programs provided better short-term symptom improvement, physical function and walking capacity than medical care or group exercise. (2)
BALANCE, MUSCLE AND BACK PAIN
Individualized treatment plans are best to reduce pain and restore motion and function. Doctors like your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic test muscle activation and balance ability with a one-legged balance stance in older patients and those with chronic low back pain because it’s established that chronic low back pain patients and older people are different in their muscle responses to a variety of physical tasks than those without chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain sufferers feel balance issues, too. Their trunk muscle activation during balance tasks is worse. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can find out much about Augusta back pain patient’s condition with some of the simplest tests…and individualize the treatment plan as required: Cox® Technic, nutrition and exercise.
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