Quality of life. That is the important
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is grateful to work with
Carrolltown chiropractic patients to boost their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. Carrolltown back pain patients understand
that knowing what factors might adversely 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 negatively impact
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
Researchers found factors that seem to decrease
the odds of acquiring these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Stable body balance. With such 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 key issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly
are critical to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Carrolltown back pain patients.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation realizes that back pain sufferers have many options 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 Carrolltown
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 as the first step.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Carrolltown CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better
outcomes in patients with low back pain, especially
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar
reason for disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like us all, this
study’s results 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 – enhanced
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation collects these helpful
studies to share with our Carrolltown back pain patients.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
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 Carrolltown chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.