Quality of life. That is the central
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is privileged to work with
McHenry chiropractic patients to boost their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. McHenry back pain patients understand
that knowing what factors might adversely impact
their quality of life and their options to lessen 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 decrease
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, rendering life not very pleasant.
Researchers found factors that seem to decrease
the odds of getting these conditions.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with switching positions. Stable body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these explicitly
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for McHenry back pain patients.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick 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 McHenry
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 accompany it lingered for 29% to 42%
of patients who reportedly experienced little
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
McHenry CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better
outcomes in patients with low back pain, especially
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a common
cause of disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like us all, this
study’s findings will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
approaches such as 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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic collects these positive
studies to share with our McHenry back pain patients.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
his care of a back pain patient who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic visit.
Together, you and OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.