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.
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.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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.