Have you experienced back pain before? Yes? It’s common to fear its recurrence, but don’t let it slow you down! This time of year, just think of Santa. Think he’s experienced
back pain before moving all those boxes and bags? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation expects he has!
Santa can’t quit, and neither can you. Carrolltown
chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic
back pain and lead our Carrolltown back pain
sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Carrolltown chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers studied this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also affects postural sway or balance by disrupting hip balance control, causing weight shifting from
side to side to maintain balance. (1) What’s an unwanted
effect of being off-balance? A fall. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
finds it very important to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND REDUCE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older Carrolltown chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can annoy a few of its users,
especially some older users, it can help! The novel
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is offered.
Researchers have documented that it is able to assess
age-related differences in balance not typically 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 decrease fear of movement and
increase 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition discovery this month
may also aid 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 using blood tests with pain
and disability. Vitamin D which keeps appearing in many health
news reports today also seems to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A respected randomized control study
found a link between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients treated with
spinal manipulation. (5) One day, we may do blood tests to manage risks for back pain!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 manage his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Carrolltown chiropractic
appointment now. Calling all our Carrolltown 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!