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Hollstrom & Associates Inc Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

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 issues 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.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

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.

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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, 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.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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