Cross Chiropractic Center Manages Back Pain Fear with our Chiropractic Patients

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 their balance!

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! 

 Cross Chiropractic Center helps back pain sufferers control their fear of back pain recurrence and/or pain from moving with chiropractic care.
 
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