Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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, improved his quality of life notwithstanding 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.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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