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Johnson Chiropractic Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That is the key factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest. Johnson Chiropractic is grateful to work with Richmond chiropractic patients to increase their chances of aging well and experiencing the best quality of life possible. Richmond back pain patients value knowing what factors might negatively 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 negatively impact quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and older life, rendering life not very enjoyable. Researchers reported on factors that seem to reduce the odds of acquiring these problems. 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 key factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly are critical to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Richmond back pain patients. Johnson Chiropractic knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose 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 Richmond back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce fully the desired outcome, particularly 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 first. Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic is all about Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the desired pain reduction outcome.

Richmond CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are presently studying the particular 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 associated with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent reason for disability in the military. Given that 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) Johnson Chiropractic collects these positive studies to share with our Richmond 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, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic visit. Together, you and Johnson Chiropractic will set a course to make sure your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.

Johnson Chiropractic shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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