Quality of life. That’s the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Moses Chiropractic is honored to work with
West Palm Beach chiropractic patients to enhance their chances
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. West Palm Beach back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely affect
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 decrease
quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and
older life, making life not very pleasant.
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 trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good body balance. With all
of these good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect
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 critical to attempt to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for West Palm Beach back pain patients.
Moses Chiropractic realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to choose and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the best option for every West Palm Beach
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t always produce
fully the desired outcome, especially for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that accompany it stayed around 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 incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Moses Chiropractic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement 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. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s findings will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - spinal
manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic
procedures 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) Moses Chiropractic gathers these positive
studies to share with our West Palm Beach back pain patients.
CONTACT Moses 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, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Moses Chiropractic will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.