Have you experienced back pain before? Yes? It’s natural to fear its recurrence, but don’t let it slow you down! This time of year, just think of Santa. Think he’s felt
back pain before moving all those packages
and parcels? Disc Centers Of America expects he has!
Santa can’t stop, and neither can you. Buffalo, NY
chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic
back pain and direct our Buffalo, NY back pain
sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers looked
into this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also affects postural sway or balance by interfering
with hip balance control, causing weight shifting from
side to side to keep balance. (1) What is an unwanted
effect of being unbalanced? A fall. Disc Centers Of America
finds it very important to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND DECREASE FEAR
“There is an app for that!” Just what our
older Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can frustrate some of its users,
particularly some older users, it can help! The new
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is available.
Researchers have verified that it is able to track
age-related differences in balance not necessarily noted via clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can help
healthcare providers like your chiropractor design a more beneficial
and individualized treatment plan to reduce fear of movement and
enhanced balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are doing more research study
to measure the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its
ability to influence gait, balance and/or fall risk and
prevention. (3) One encouraging study with older lumbar spinal
stenosis patients (average age 83.5 years) found that their postural sway and
entropy as well as function and symptomatology were improved
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Disc Centers Of America offers this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
One new nutrition discovery this month
may also help this effort. It comes from researchers evaluating
levels of biomarkers – C-reactive protein, vitamin D, neuropeptide Y and others
- in low back pain patients tested with blood tests with pain
and disability. Vitamin D which appears in many health
news reports today also appears to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A reliable randomized control study
found a relationship between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients cared for with
spinal manipulation. (5) Some day, we may do blood tests to manage risks for back pain!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his helping
a Vietnam veteran deal with his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment now. Calling all our Buffalo, NY back pain patients!
Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can
help you handle them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers
all his packages in a single night!