Quality of life. That’s the important
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is grateful to work with
Pflugerville chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and experiencing the best quality of life
possible. Pflugerville back pain patients value knowing what factors might adversely impact
their quality of life and their options to reduce 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 arise in mid-life and
older life, rendering life not very enjoyable.
Researchers found 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 enjoy
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be important issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these explicitly
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Pflugerville back pain patients.
Pflugerville Wellness Center knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick and shares what the
researchers say about such 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 Pflugerville
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t always result in the desired outcome, particularly 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 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently looking
into 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 common
reason for disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like us all, this
study’s findings will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
procedures 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center gathers these helpful
studies to share with our Pflugerville back pain patients.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
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 Pflugerville chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Pflugerville Wellness 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.