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Spengel Chiropractic Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That is the central factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest. Spengel 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. Spengel 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.

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 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 Spengel 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) Spengel Chiropractic collects these positive studies to share with our McHenry back pain patients.

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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 Spengel 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.

Spengel Chiropractic shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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