Quality of life. That’s the important
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is privileged to work with
Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to increase their odds
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Baton Rouge back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively 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 decrease
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, rendering life not very pleasant.
Researchers found factors that seem to reduce
the odds of getting these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty 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 expect
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Baton Rouge back pain patients.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to pick and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the choice option for every Baton Rouge
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, especially 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 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Baton Rouge 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. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s results will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
approaches like 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center collects these positive
studies to share with our Baton Rouge back pain patients.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Spine & Sports Rehab 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
painful musculoskeletal diseases.