Quality of life. That is the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Malverne Health & Wellness is grateful to work with
Malverne chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. Malverne back pain patients understand
that 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 decrease
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to reduce
the odds of getting these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with 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 known
to be key issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly
are critical to attempt to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Malverne back pain patients.
Malverne Health & Wellness 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 Malverne
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that accompany it lingered for 29% to 42%
of patients who reportedly had minimal
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Malverne Health & Wellness is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Malverne CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently studying the specific effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement 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 frequent
reason for disability in the military. Given that 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
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) Malverne Health & Wellness collects these helpful
studies to share with our Malverne back pain patients.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Malverne Health & Wellness 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.