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What Factors Play A Role in McHenry Back Pain, Arm Pain And Leg Pain?

Your McHenry chiropractor is continually on alert for interesting stories to answer McHenry back pain patients’ questions. McHenry back pain patients like simple answers. Your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does, too. Check out these factors that influence your relief of McHenry back pain, arm and leg pain.


Chronic non-specific McHenry low back pain (LBP) is a huge socioeconomic problem although the mechanisms are not yet clear. Impaired motor control is one of the mechanisms which was shown by a reduced movement amplitude of the pelvis, additional in-phase coordination, lower ground reaction forces, greater stride-to-stride variability and a higher motion in spine muscles. Impaired motor control during walking is reflected in higher 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 linked to metabolic syndrome (MetS) (2), and MetS encompasses a collection of cardiovascular risk factors (insulin resistance, hypertension, glucose intolerance, low HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. (7) DMS and MetS are associated in six ways: elevated body fat, declined muscle mass, lessened muscle strength, osteoporosis, slow gait speed, and balance issues. Notably, insulin resistance was correlated to increased body fat, osteoporosis and balance. This research demonstrated 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. McHenry back pain patients are like them! These findings might support the atherosclerosis-low back pain connection hypothesis. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic helps McHenry chiropractic patients with McHenry back pain relief and with their wish to fix confounding metabolic issues.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages McHenry chiropractic patients to exercise even doing something as simple as walk. Researchers assessed the effects of an exercise therapy program on pain and physical dimension of health-related quality of life for 57 young adults of an average age of 21 with musculoskeletal pain. A nine-week stabilization exercise therapy program, used 60 minutes once a week, revealed enhanced pain and disability and increased spine muscle endurance. This report revealed that a 9-week progressive exercise therapy program can improve physical health and decrease the incidence of cervical disability and low back pain in young people with musculoskeletal pain. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic emphasizes that exercise is helpful!


McHenry back pain in older folks effectively lowers balance ability. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic does not see this as a good thing! These patients showed reduced dependence on ankle and hip strategy for balance control resulting in a deficit 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic certainly checks McHenry back pain patients for issues with balance.


One more thought-provoking issue is low hand grip strength in women aged over 50 years with low physical activity was significantly associated with the existence of low back pain. (6) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic see this as this interesting, but it is published!

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Loren Miller as he discusses his chiropractic care of a back pain patient who experienced several health issues on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. (His personal journey with back pain and neck pain is also fascinating!)

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today for a McHenry 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.

A few McHenry back pain relief factors OrthoIllinois Chiropractic considers in patient care are exercise, balance, and movement.
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