KINESIOPHOBIA. That’s big word. It means fear that moving may cause pain. It is something your Nashua chiropractor works with Nashua back pain patients all the time. It is vital to move and not fear movement. Life is motion. Motion is life. Movement is necessary, and Moriarty Chiropractic is all about getting our chiropractic patients moving and keeping them moving.
FEAR OF MOVING…AND MORE
Chronic back pain doesn’t just alter the back and spine. It affects the back pain sufferer’s emotions and physicality, too. Kinesiophobia is a more extreme fear of pain or re-injury upon movement. No doubt such fear alters the back pain sufferer’s quality of life, disability and pain intensity. But by how much? Researchers say significantly. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic understands. It’s reasonable to not want to trigger such back pain if one can avoid it. Moriarty Chiropractic urges slow but sure return to everyday life motions and to do it one day at a time.
MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT HEALING PLAN
Moriarty Chiropractic shares that research studies divulged improvement in walking capacity with non-surgical care for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. This would certainly be welcomed by Nashua back pain patients suffering with lumbar spine stenosis, the most common cause of spine surgery in US adults. Manual therapy and individualized exercise programs offered better short-term symptom improvement, physical function and walking capacity than medical care or group exercise. (2)
BALANCE, MUSCLE AND BACK PAIN
Individualized treatment plans are superior to reduce pain and restore motion and function. Doctors like your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic test muscle activation and balance ability with a one-legged balance posture in older patients and those with chronic low back pain because it’s known that chronic low back pain patients and older people respond with different muscle responses to a variety of physical tasks than those who do not have chronic low back pain. Chronic low back pain sufferers have balance issues, too. Their trunk muscle activation during balance tasks is lower. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic can discover much about Nashua back pain patient’s condition with some of the simplest tests…and individualize the treatment plan as required: Cox® Technic, nutrition and exercise.
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