Quality of life. That’s the key
factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest.
Satterwhite Chiropractic is honored to work with
Oxford chiropractic patients to increase their odds
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Oxford back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely 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 lower
quality of life. These conditions often arise in mid-life and
older life, rendering 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 trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty switching positions. Good 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 explicitly
are critical to try to reverse
such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Oxford back pain patients.
Satterwhite Chiropractic realizes that back pain sufferers have many healthcare
forms of care from which to choose 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 choice option for every Oxford
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery doesn’t 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 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 first.
Chiropractic care is all about spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Oxford CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the specific 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 frequent
cause of disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like us all, this
study’s results will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic collects these positive
studies to share with our Oxford back pain patients.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Satterwhite Chiropractic 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.