Quality of life. That is the important
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is grateful to work with
Groton chiropractic patients to enhance their odds
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Groton back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively impact
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 negatively impact
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 suffering with these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with switching positions. Good body balance. With all
of these good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be important issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts 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 Groton back pain patients.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to choose and shares what the
researchers say about the options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the best option for every Groton
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t always result in the desired outcome, especially for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that come with it stayed around for 29% to 42%
of patients who reportedly had minimal
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Groton 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, particularly
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar
cause of disability in the military. Given that 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 like rehabilitative exercise,
cryotherapy, superficial heat, and other manual therapies - to usual medical
care - self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral – enhanced
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office gathers these positive
studies to share with our Groton back pain patients.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 attained relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Groton chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.