Quality of life. That’s the important
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is honored to work with
West Des Moines chiropractic patients to boost their chances
of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life
possible. West Des Moines back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely impact
their quality of life and their options to reduce 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 enjoyable.
Researchers found factors that seem to reduce
the odds of getting 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. Stable body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy
a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are known
to be key factors in motor control functions
like balance, attempts to strengthen these specifically
are important to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for West Des Moines back pain patients.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to pick 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 Des Moines
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, particularly for
patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability
that come with it lingered 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 first.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the desired pain reduction outcome.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently looking
into 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 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
approaches like 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa collects these positive
studies to share with our West Des Moines back pain patients.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 attained 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 Des Moines chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will set a course to ensure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the negative influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.