Quality of life. That is the central
factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc is honored to work with
Largo chiropractic patients to increase their chances
of aging well and relishing the best quality of life
possible. Largo back pain patients appreciate knowing what factors might adversely affect
their quality of life and their options to lessen 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, making life not very enjoyable.
Researchers reported on factors that seem to decrease
the odds of suffering with these problems.
What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Fine spinal alignment.
Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome –
difficulty moving from one position to
another, one place to another. 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 known
to be key 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 often a part
of the chiropractic treatment plan for Largo back pain patients.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 get the most out of an option, the
circumstances must be optimal. Back
surgery may not always be the best option for every Largo
back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always result in the desired outcome, especially 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 reportedly had little
to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend
non-surgical options like spinal manipulation as the first step.
Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc incorporates Cox®
Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get
the desired pain reduction outcome.
Largo CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES
Chiropractic researchers are presently looking
into 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 associated
with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a common
cause of disability in the military. Seeing as
how 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
procedures 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc collects these helpful
studies to share with our Largo back pain patients.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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, returning him to a
satisfactory quality of life despite his lumbar
spinal stenosis condition.
Schedule your next Largo chiropractic visit.
Together, you and Hollstrom & Associates Inc will set a course to make sure
your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as
possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other
uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.