Had back pain before? Yes? It’s common to fear its recurrence, but don’t let it hijack your life! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s experienced
back pain before throwing all those packages
and parcels? Layden Chiropractic expects he has!
Santa cannot stop, and neither can you. Plainville
chiropractic care can help you deal with new back pain and chronic
back pain and guide our Plainville back pain
sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Plainville chiropractor realizes
this: many low back pain patients fear bending forward. Researchers studied 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 maintain balance. (1) What is an unwanted
consequence of being off-balance? A fall. Layden Chiropractic
finds it very critical to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND DECREASE FEAR
“There is an app for that!” Just what our
older Plainville 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 accessible.
Researchers have documented that it is able to assess
age-related differences in balance not typically picked
up during clinical exam measurements like postural stability,
step time, step length and cycle. (2) These insights can assist
healthcare providers like your chiropractor create a more effective
and individualized treatment plan to reduce fear of movement and
increase balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are exerting more research effort
to measure 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 improved
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Layden Chiropractic offers 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 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) One day, we may do blood tests to check
for back pain risks!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his helping
a Vietnam veteran manage his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Plainville chiropractic
appointment now. Calling all our Plainville back pain patients!
Bring us your back pain and your fear of back pain, bending and falling. We can
help you manage them as well as Santa fearlessly and efficiently delivers
all his packages in a single night!