Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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