Quality of life. That’s the important
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre is grateful to work with
Vancouver chiropractic patients to enhance their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. Vancouver back pain patients appreciate 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 decrease
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very enjoyable.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to reduce
the odds of acquiring these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good 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 factors in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these explicitly
are critical to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Vancouver back pain patients.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to pick 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 best option for every Vancouver
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially 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 reportedly experienced minimal
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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently studying the particular 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 related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a frequent
reason for disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s results will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre collects these helpful
studies to share with our Vancouver back pain patients.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Vancouver Spine Care Centre will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.