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, making 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.
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.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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.