Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That is the key factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is grateful to work with Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to enhance their chances of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Baton Rouge back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively impact their quality of life and their options to lessen 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, making life not very enjoyable. Researchers found factors that seem to reduce the odds of suffering with these problems. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome – trouble with switching positions. 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 key factors in motor control functions like balance, efforts to strengthen these explicitly are important to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Baton Rouge back pain patients. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose 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 doesn’t 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 had little to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step. Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is all about Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the desired pain reduction outcome.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement in patients with low back pain, particularly active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent cause of disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, this study’s findings 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 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 – enhanced short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty military. (5) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation gathers these helpful 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 describes his care of a back pain patient who found 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit. Together, you and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will set a course to make sure your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as possible without the negative influence of back pain and other uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.

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