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
Spengel Chiropractic does, too. Check out these factors that influence
your relief of McHenry back pain, arm and leg pain.
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN, MOVEMENT AND METABOLIC DISEASE
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) Spengel Chiropractic helps McHenry chiropractic patients
with McHenry back pain relief and with their wish to fix
confounding metabolic issues.
Spengel Chiropractic encourages McHenry
chiropractic patients to exercise even doing something as simple as walk. A study 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) Spengel Chiropractic emphasizes that exercise is helpful!
McHenry back pain in older folks effectively lowers balance ability.
Spengel 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) Spengel Chiropractic certainly
checks McHenry back pain patients for issues
HAND GRIP STRENGTH
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) Spengel Chiropractic
see this as this interesting, but it is published!
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
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.