Quality of life. That is the important
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is privileged to work with
Paramus chiropractic patients to increase their odds
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. Paramus back pain patients value 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 lower
quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and
older life, making life not very enjoyable.
Researchers found factors that seem to decrease
the odds of suffering with these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No issue with locomotion syndrome –
trouble with moving from one position to
another, one place to another. Good body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be important issues in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these explicitly
are critical to attempt to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Paramus back pain patients.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to choose and shares what the
researchers say about the options.
To benefit most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the best option for every Paramus
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 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 propose
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is all about Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve
the sought after pain reduction outcome.
Paramus CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into the specific effects of chiropractic care’s
spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement in patients with low back pain, particularly
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 results will be interesting! Another study that added
chiropractic - 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 – improved
short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty
military. (5) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center gathers these helpful
studies to share with our Paramus back pain patients.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Michael McMurray on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
his care of a back pain patient who attained relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.