Quality of life. That’s the central factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is honored to work with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients to boost their odds of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Southern New Hampshire back pain patients value knowing what factors might adversely 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 happen in mid-life and older life, making life not very enjoyable. Researchers reported on 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 issue with locomotion syndrome – difficulty switching positions. Good body balance. With all of these good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known to be important factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these explicitly are important to attempt to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Southern New Hampshire back pain patients. New Hampshire Spine and Sport realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose 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 Southern New Hampshire 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 reportedly experienced minimal 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 New Hampshire Spine and Sport incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Southern New Hampshire CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently 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 related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent cause of 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 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport gathers these positive studies to share with our Southern New Hampshire 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit. Together, you and New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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.