Have you experienced 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 had
back pain before throwing all those boxes and bags? Wilson Family Chiropractic imagines so!
Santa can’t quit, and neither can you. Millville
chiropractic care can help you deal with new back pain and chronic
back pain and guide our Millville back pain
sufferers to live
a bit more fear-lessly and confidently this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Millville chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers analyzed this common clinical finding and found that this fear of bending forward also affects postural sway or balance by interfering
with hip balance control, bringing about weight shifting from
side to side to maintain balance. (1) What’s an unwanted
result of being off-balance? A fall. Wilson Family Chiropractic
finds it very critical to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – stay balanced and upright!
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND DECREASE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older Millville chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can annoy some of its users,
especially some older users, it can help! The novel
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is offered.
Researchers have verified that it is able to track
age-related differences in balance not typically picked
up via clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can help
healthcare providers like your chiropractor create a more effective
and individualized treatment plan to decrease fear of movement and
enhanced 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 affect 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 in addition to function and symptomatology were better
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic uses this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
One new nutrition finding this month
may also aid 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 with blood tests with pain
and disability. Vitamin D which keeps appearing in many health
news reports today also seems to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A reliable randomized control study
found a link between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients cared for with
spinal manipulation. (5) Some day, we may do blood tests to check
for back pain risks!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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 deal with his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Millville chiropractic
appointment soon. Calling all our Millville 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 a single night!