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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That’s the central factor in aging well and taking pleasure in life to its fullest. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is privileged to work with Toronto chiropractic patients to increase their chances of aging well and enjoying the best quality of life possible. Toronto back pain patients value 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 arise in mid-life and older life, making life not very pleasant. 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 issue with locomotion syndrome – trouble with switching positions. Good body balance. With such good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can expect a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts 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 Toronto back pain patients. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows that back pain sufferers have many healthcare forms of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about the options.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

To benefit most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal.  Back surgery may not always be the best option for every Toronto 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 experienced little 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to get the sought after pain reduction outcome.

Toronto CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are currently studying the specific effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement 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 frequent reason for disability in the military. Given that military personnel are people like the rest of us, 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 procedures 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre collects these helpful studies to share with our Toronto 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 details his care of a back pain patient who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.

Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic visit. Together, you and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will set a course to ensure your quality of life in middle and older age is as enjoyable as possible without the negative influence of back pain and other painful musculoskeletal diseases.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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