Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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 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.

Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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