Quality of life. That is the important
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Disc Centers Of America is grateful to work with
Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients to boost their odds
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Buffalo, NY back pain patients value knowing what factors might negatively impact
their quality of life and their options to reduce 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, rendering life not very pleasant.
Researchers found factors that seem to decrease
the odds of acquiring these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with switching positions. 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 important issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically
are important to attempt to turn around
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Buffalo, NY back pain patients.
Disc Centers Of America 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 Buffalo, NY
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 recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Disc Centers Of America is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently studying the specific effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better
outcomes 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
reason for disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like us all, this
study’s findings will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
approaches such as 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) Disc Centers Of America collects these helpful
studies to share with our Buffalo, NY back pain patients.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Disc Centers Of America will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.