Have you experienced back pain before? Yes? It’s common to fear its return, but do
not let it hijack your life! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s felt
back pain before delivering all those packages
and parcels? Cross Chiropractic Center expects he has!
Santa cannot stop, and neither can you. Sandy Springs
chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic
back pain and lead our Sandy Springs back pain
sufferers to live
a bit more fear-lessly and confidently this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Sandy Springs 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 affects postural sway or balance by interfering
with hip balance control, causing weight shifting from
side to side to keep balance. (1) What’s an unwanted
consequence of being unbalanced? A fall. Cross Chiropractic Center
finds it very important to help our back pain patients –
especially our older back pain patients – to keep
HELP TO KEEP BALANCE AND DECREASE FEAR
“There’s an app for that!” Just what our
older Sandy Springs 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 verified that it is able to track
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 beneficial
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 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 in addition to function and symptomatology were better
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center uses this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to help our patients keep moving fearlessly and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition discovery this month
may also help this effort. It comes from researchers analyzing
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 appears in many health
news reports today also appears to be a potential biomarker for
back pain relief and disability. A reliable randomized control study
found a correlation between vitamin D levels and changes
in both pain and disability for low back pain patients cared for with
spinal manipulation. (5) One day, we may do blood tests to manage risks for back pain!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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 deal with his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment today. Calling all our Sandy Springs 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 presents in a single night!