Your Groton chiropractor is continually
on alert for relatable stories to answer
Groton back pain patients’ questions. Groton back pain
patients like simple answers. Your Groton chiropractor at
Hutter Chiropractic Office does, too. Read more about these factors that guide
your relief of Groton back pain, arm and leg pain.
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN, MOVEMENT AND METABOLIC DISEASE
Chronic non-specific Groton low back pain (LBP) poses
a major socioeconomic problem although the
mechanisms are not yet clear. Impaired motor control is
one of the mechanisms which was shown by a lower
movement amplitude of the pelvis, more in-phase coordination,
lower ground reaction forces, greater stride-to-stride variability
and an elevated action in spine muscles.
Impaired motor control during walking is reflected in 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 seen.
Abnormal spine mobility is associated with metabolic
syndrome (MetS) (2), and MetS involves a grouping
of cardiovascular risk factors (insulin resistance, hypertension, glucose
intolerance, low HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. (7) DMS and MetS are associated
in six domains: elevated body fat, declined
muscle mass, reduced muscle strength, osteoporosis, slow gait
speed, and balance issues. Particularly, insulin
resistance was linked to increased body
fat, osteoporosis and balance. This study showed
a strong relationship between DMS and the presence
of MetS and its mechanisms in the elderly population. (2)
Additionally, 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. Groton back pain patients are like them! These discoveries might support the atherosclerosis-low back pain connection
hypothesis. (3) Hutter Chiropractic Office helps Groton chiropractic patients
with Groton back pain relief and with their desire to address
complicating metabolic issues.
Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages Groton
chiropractic patients to exercise even simple
walking. Researchers evaluated the outcomes
of an exercise therapy program on pain and physical dimension of health-related
quality of life for 57 young adults aged 21 average
with musculoskeletal pain. A nine-week stabilization exercise therapy
program, performed 60 minutes once a week, showed
enhanced pain and disability and increased
spine muscle endurance. This report confirmed that a
9-week progressive exercise therapy program can improve physical
health and reduce the prevalence of cervical
disability and low back pain in young people with musculoskeletal
pain. (4) Hutter Chiropractic Office emphasizes that exercise is effective!
Groton back pain in elderly successfully lowers balance ability.
Hutter Chiropractic Office doesn’t see this as a beneficial
event! These patients showed decreased
reliance on ankle and hip strategy for balance
control causing a discrepancy
of postural control from proprioceptive impairment. Also, elderly
patients with low back pain are at higher risk for lower leg
proprioceptive decrease and balance ability. (5) Hutter Chiropractic Office definitely
tests Groton back pain patients for problems
HAND GRIP STRENGTH
finding is low hand grip strength in women aged
over 50 years with low physical activity was significantly related to the presence of low back pain. (6) Hutter Chiropractic Office
finds this interesting, but it is published!
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic appointment
today for a Groton chiropractic treatment plan created just for you because exercise (regardless of the age
of the patient) and good general health equate to improved
spine motion and motor control.