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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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 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 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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