Quality of life. That’s the key factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest. Moriarty Chiropractic is honored to work with Nashua chiropractic patients to boost their odds of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life possible. Nashua back pain patients appreciate 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 negatively impact quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and older life, rendering life not very enjoyable. Researchers found factors that seem to decrease the odds of acquiring these problems. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome – trouble with switching positions. Stable body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy 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 explicitly are important to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Nashua back pain patients. Moriarty Chiropractic realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about such options.
To get the most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal. Back surgery may not always be the choice option for every Nashua back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, particularly for patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability that accompany it stayed around for 29% to 42% of patients who supposedly had little to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step. Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the desired pain reduction outcome.
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Chiropractic researchers are presently looking into the specific effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement 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 procedures 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) Moriarty Chiropractic collects these helpful studies to share with our Nashua back pain patients.
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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 Nashua chiropractic visit. Together, you and Moriarty Chiropractic will set a course to ensure 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.