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.
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 lingered 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.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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.