“Do you suffer with urinary incontinence?” No, it’s not a
question that comes up comfortably for most, but it’s an issue that affects
more people than we realize. Vancouver Disc Centers will ask because we know that many suffer with urinary incontinence. Many patients don’t seek care for
their urinary incontinence. Many don’t tell their healthcare provider(s) about
their urinary incontinence. Sad but true. Healthcare providers like your
Vancouver chiropractor can only do so much, and they can do nothing if
they don’t know all the issues. That’s where an experienced back pain specialist like
yours at Vancouver Disc Centers comes into play. Your Vancouver chiropractor
knows how to get the relevant information to make a clear diagnosis and treatment
plan for your relief.
In a recent study, physical therapists actually ask patients
who came for therapy for their neuro-musculoskeletal conditions about urinary
incontinence. The question brought 599 patients into the study. They were an average
of 49.8 years old and 94.7% female. 44% of them came for urinary incontinence
help. 25.7% of patients came for help with spine pain, and 17.2% for pelvic
pain. (1) Amazing what a simple question will reveal! And just think how
urinary incontinence affects their quality of life. It’s tough to contend with
on a daily basis, no doubt. Relief would certainly be welcomed, wouldn’t it? Count
on Vancouver Disc Centers to ask the simple as well as complex questions during the clinical examination to reveal as
much as possible about your spine condition and its effects on your life.
As an aside, in a very unusual and rare finding, an ectopic ganglionic
tissue arising from the cauda equina was the cause of urinary incontinence, leg
pain, and back pain in a 29 year old woman. (2) It’s important that your
Vancouver chiropractor be up on these little nuances of pain
generation and be able to recognize them should they appear in clinical
practice, don’t you think?
Finally, chiropractic spinal adjusting reduced urinary incontinence
in elderly patients. (3) Specifically, Cox Technic flexion distraction has been
described to reduce and/or relieve pelvic pain and related issues like urinary
incontinence. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers offers
Cox Technic as part of the Vancouver chiropractic repertoire
of spine and related pain services for Vancouver back pain relief.
Contact Vancouver Disc Centers for a frank discussion about your
back pain, neck pain, and other spine related conditions as well as other
symptoms that you may not think are related – like urinary incontinence. Vancouver
chiropractic care may be just what you need!
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