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Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Disc Centers is privileged to work with Vancouver chiropractic patients to enhance their odds of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Vancouver back pain patients value knowing what factors might adversely affect their quality of life and their options to diminish 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, rendering 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. 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 notoriously important issues in motor control functions like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically are important to attempt to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Vancouver back pain patients. Vancouver Disc Centers realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms 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 Vancouver back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce fully the desired outcome, particularly 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 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 Vancouver Disc Centers incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the sought after pain reduction outcome.

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the specific 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 related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar reason for disability in the military. Seeing as how 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 – improved short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty military. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers 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 describes his care of a back pain patient who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic visit. Together, you and Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Disc Centers offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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