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Watertown Wellness Center 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 taking pleasure in life to its fullest. Watertown Wellness Center is grateful to work with Watertown chiropractic patients to enhance their odds of aging well and relishing the best quality of life possible. Watertown 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 pleasant. Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease the odds of acquiring these conditions. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome – trouble with switching positions. 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 notoriously important factors in motor control functions like balance, efforts to strengthen these specifically are critical to try to reverse such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is manytimes a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Watertown back pain patients. Watertown Wellness Center knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to pick and shares what the researchers say about such options.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

To get the most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal.  Back surgery may not always be the choice option for every Watertown 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 stayed around for 29% to 42% of patients who reportedly had minimal to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first. Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Watertown Wellness Center is all about Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the sought after pain reduction outcome.

Watertown CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently looking into the particular effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement in patients with low back pain, especially active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a familiar reason for 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) Watertown Wellness Center gathers these positive studies to share with our Watertown back pain patients.

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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 Watertown chiropractic visit. Together, you and Watertown Wellness 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 painful musculoskeletal diseases.

Watertown Wellness Center shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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