Had back pain before? Yes? It’s common to fear its recurrence, but do
not let it stop your life! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s experienced
back pain before throwing all those boxes and bags? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre imagines so!
Santa can’t quit, and neither can you. Toronto
chiropractic care can help you deal with new back pain and chronic
back pain and direct our Toronto back pain
sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Toronto chiropractor knows
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers looked
into this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also influences postural sway or balance by disrupting hip balance control, causing weight shifting from
side to side to keep balance. (1) What’s an undesirable
effect of being unbalanced? A fall. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
finds it very critical to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND REDUCE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older Toronto chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can frustrate a few of its users,
especially some older users, it can help! The new
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is available.
Researchers have documented that it is able to assess
age-related differences in balance not necessarily picked
up during clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can help
healthcare providers like your chiropractor design a more effective
and individualized treatment plan to decrease fear of movement and
improve balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are exerting more research effort
to quantify the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its
ability to influence gait, balance and/or fall risk and
prevention. (3) One positive study with older lumbar spinal
stenosis patients (average age 83.5 years) found that their postural sway and
entropy as well as function and symptomatology were improved
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition finding this month
may also help this effort. It comes from researchers evaluating
levels of biomarkers – C-reactive protein, vitamin D, neuropeptide Y and others
- in low back pain patients tested using blood tests with pain
and disability. Vitamin D which appears in many health
news reports today also appears to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A respected randomized control study
found a relationship between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients treated with
spinal manipulation. (5) Some day, we may do blood tests to check
for back pain risks!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates his helping
a Vietnam veteran manage his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Toronto chiropractic
appointment today. Calling all our Toronto back pain patients!
Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can
help you handle them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers
all his presents in one night!