Your Vancouver chiropractor is always
looking for interesting ways to answer
Vancouver back pain patients’ questions. Vancouver back pain
patients like easy answers. Your Vancouver chiropractor at
Vancouver Disc Centers does, too. Check out these factors that influence
your relief of Vancouver back pain, arm and leg pain.
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN, MOVEMENT AND METABOLIC DISEASE
Chronic non-specific Vancouver low back pain (LBP) presents
a major socioeconomic problem even though the
mechanisms are not yet clear. Impaired motor control is
one of the mechanisms which was indicated by a lower
movement amplitude of the pelvis, more in-phase coordination,
lower ground reaction forces, greater stride-to-stride variability
and a higher action in spine muscles.
Impaired motor control during walking is indicated by greater
activity of the spine muscles which results in a stiffened lumbar-pelvic
region. (1) Dysmobility Syndrome (DMS) (abnormal spine motion) of the
musculoskeletal system and adverse health problems in older population is observed.
Abnormal spine mobility is associated with metabolic
syndrome (MetS) (2), and MetS encompasses a collection
of cardiovascular risk factors (insulin resistance, hypertension, glucose
intolerance, low HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. (7) DMS and MetS are related
in six ways: elevated body fat, declined
muscle mass, lessened muscle strength, osteoporosis, slow gait
speed, and balance issues. Notably, insulin
resistance was linked to increased body
fat, osteoporosis and balance. This research showed
a strong relationship between DMS and the existence
of MetS and its mechanisms in the elderly population. (2)
Further, low high density lipid (HDL) cholesterol and
high low density cholesterol/high density lipid cholesterol ratio were
significantly associated with low back pain in a middle-aged Japanese
population. Vancouver back pain patients are share the same
issues! These findings might back the atherosclerosis-low back pain connection
hypothesis. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers helps Vancouver chiropractic patients
with Vancouver back pain relief and with their desire to fix
confounding metabolic issues.
Vancouver Disc Centers encourages Vancouver
chiropractic patients to exercise even simple
walking. Researchers evaluated the effects
of an exercise therapy program on pain and physical dimension of health-related
quality of life for 57 young adults of an average age of 21
with musculoskeletal pain. A 9-week stabilization exercise therapy
program, performed 60 minutes once a week, showed
enhanced pain and disability and increased
spine muscle endurance. This study confirmed that a
9-week progressive exercise therapy program can enhance physical
health and decrease the prevalence of cervical
disability and low back pain in young people with musculoskeletal
pain. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers emphasizes that exercise is effective!
Vancouver back pain in older folks effectively reduces balance ability.
Vancouver Disc Centers does not see this as a good
thing! These patients presented reduced
reliance on ankle and hip strategy for balance
control resulting in a discrepancy
of postural control from proprioceptive impairment. Moreover, elderly
patients with low back pain are at higher risk for lower leg
proprioceptive decrease and balance ability. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers certainly
checks Vancouver back pain patients for issues
HAND GRIP STRENGTH
finding is low hand grip strength in women aged
over 50 years with low physical activity was significantly related to the existence of low back pain. (6) Vancouver Disc Centers
finds this curious, but it is documented!
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Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Loren Miller as he shares his chiropractic
care of a back pain patient who had many
health issues on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. (His personal journey with back
pain and neck pain is also captivating!)
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today for a Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan created just for you because exercise (despite the age
of the patient) and good general health liken to enhanced
spine motion and motor control.