Quality of life. That is the key
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is honored to work with
Eugene chiropractic patients to increase their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. Eugene back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might negatively impact
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 negatively impact
quality of life. These conditions often arise 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 trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty switching positions. Stable body balance. With all
of these 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 key issues in motor control functions
like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically
are critical to attempt to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Eugene back pain patients.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to pick and shares what the
researchers say about such options.
To get the most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the choice option for every Eugene
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 stayed around for 29% to 42%
of patients who supposedly had minimal
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain propose
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Eugene CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the particular effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance better
outcomes in patients with low back pain, particularly
active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were related to back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar
reason for disability in the military. Seeing as
how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this
study’s results 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 – improved
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic gathers these helpful
studies to share with our Eugene back pain patients.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 Eugene chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
painful musculoskeletal diseases.