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

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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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