KINESIOPHOBIA. Now, there’s a word! It
means fear that moving may cause pain. It is something
your Eugene chiropractor works with Eugene back pain
patients all the time. It’s important to
move and not fear movement. Life is motion. Motion is life. Movement is necessary,
and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all about getting our chiropractic
patients moving and keeping them moving.
FEAR OF MOVING…AND MORE
Chronic back pain doesn’t just affect
the back and spine. It affects the back pain sufferer’s
emotions and physicality, too.
Kinesiophobia is a more extreme fear of pain or re-injury upon movement.
Understandably such fear alters the
back pain sufferer’s quality of life, disability and pain intensity. But by
how much? Researchers say significantly.
(1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands. It’s reasonable
to not desire to trigger such back pain if one can escape
it. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges slow and gradual
return to everyday life motions and to do it one day at
MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE Eugene CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares that research studies revealed
improvement in walking capacity with non-surgical care for patients with lumbar
spinal stenosis. This would surely be welcomed
by Eugene back pain patients who have lumbar
spine stenosis, the most common cause of spine surgery in US
adults. Manual therapy and
individualized exercise programs provided greater
short-term symptom improvement, physical function and walking capacity than
medical care or group exercise. (2)
BALANCE, MUSCLE AND BACK PAIN
Individualized treatment plans are best to decrease
pain and return motion and function. Doctors like your
Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic assess muscle
activation and balance ability with a one-legged balance stance
in older patients and those with chronic low back pain
because it is established that chronic low back
pain patients and older people respond with different
muscle responses to a variety of physical tasks than those without chronic low back pain. Chronic low back
pain sufferers feel balance issues, too.
Their trunk muscle activation during balance tasks is lower. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
can find out much about Eugene back pain patient’s
condition with some of the simplest tests…and
individualize the treatment plan as necessary: Cox® Technic,
nutrition and exercise.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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