Disc Centers Of America Manages Back Pain Fear with our Chiropractic Patients

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 their balance!

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! 

 Disc Centers Of America helps back pain sufferers control their fear of back pain recurrence and/or pain from moving with chiropractic care.
 
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