Quality of life. That is the central factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is honored to work with Augusta chiropractic patients to boost their chances of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Augusta back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely 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 happen in mid-life and older life, making life not very enjoyable. Researchers found factors that seem to decrease the odds of getting these problems. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome – difficulty 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 known to be key factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly are important to attempt to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Augusta back pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic realizes that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about such options.
To benefit most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal. Back surgery may not always be the best option for every Augusta back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t always result in the desired outcome, especially for patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability that come with it lingered for 29% to 42% of patients who reportedly had little 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the desired pain reduction outcome.
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Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the specific effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better outcomes in patients with low back pain, especially active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar reason for disability in the military. Seeing as how military personnel are people like the rest of us, 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 approaches such as 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic collects these positive studies to share with our Augusta 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 details his care of a back pain patient who attained 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 Augusta chiropractic visit. Together, you and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will set a course to ensure your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.