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Chiropractic Solutions 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. Chiropractic Solutions is honored to work with San Jose chiropractic patients to boost their chances of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. San Jose back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely affect 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 pleasant. Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease the odds of suffering with these conditions. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good 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 expect a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important issues in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly are important to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for San Jose back pain patients. Chiropractic Solutions realizes that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about the 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 San Jose back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, particularly for patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability that come with it lingered for 29% to 42% of patients who reportedly experienced minimal 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 is all about spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the desired pain reduction outcome.

San Jose CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently looking into the specific effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better outcomes in patients with low back pain, particularly active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar reason for disability in the military. Seeing as how military personnel are people like us all, this study’s results 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) Chiropractic Solutions gathers these helpful studies to share with our San Jose 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 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 San Jose chiropractic visit. Together, you and Chiropractic Solutions will set a course to ensure 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.

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