Pflugerville Wellness Center Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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. Stable 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 often 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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 found 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.

Pflugerville Wellness Center shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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