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.
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.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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.