Vancouver Spine Care Centre Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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, 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.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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