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.
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.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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.