Quality of life. That is the central
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is grateful to work with
Manahawkin chiropractic patients to enhance their odds
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Manahawkin back pain patients understand
that 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 negatively impact
quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and
older life, rendering life not very enjoyable.
Researchers found factors that seem to decrease
the odds of acquiring these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty switching positions. 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, efforts to strengthen these explicitly
are important to attempt to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Manahawkin back pain patients.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows that back pain sufferers have many options 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 best option for every Manahawkin
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 come with it stayed around for 29% to 42%
of patients who reportedly had 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into the specific effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement in patients with low back pain, especially
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar
cause of 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 – enhanced
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center gathers these positive
studies to share with our Manahawkin back pain patients.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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 found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Manahawkin chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.