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

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 turn around 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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 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.

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