Quality of life. That’s the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is honored to work with
Sitka chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Sitka back pain patients value 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 lower
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease
the odds of acquiring these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good body balance. With all
of these 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, efforts to strengthen these particularly
are critical to try to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Sitka back pain patients.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick and shares what the
researchers say about the 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 Sitka
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 lingered for 29% to 42%
of patients who supposedly had little
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Sitka 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 related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent
reason for disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s results will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka collects these helpful
studies to share with our Sitka back pain patients.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 Sitka chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.