Have you experienced back pain before? Yes? It
is natural to fear its return, but do
not let it slow you down! This holiday
season, consider Santa. Think he’s had
back pain before throwing all those packages
and parcels? Aaron Chiropractic Clinic imagines so!
Santa cannot quit, and neither can you. Fort Wayne
chiropractic care can help manage new back pain and chronic
back pain and direct our Fort Wayne back pain
sufferers to be a bit less fearful and a bit more confident getting around this holiday season.
FEAR OF BENDING
Your Fort Wayne 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 interfering
with hip balance control, bringing about weight shifting from
side to side to maintain balance. (1) What’s an unwanted
effect of being off-balance? A fall. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 is an app for that!” Just what our
older Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with balance issues want to
hear?! As much as “tech” can frustrate some of its users,
particularly some older users, it can help! The novel
smartphone-based Gait&Balance App is available.
Researchers have documented 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 create a more beneficial
and individualized treatment plan to reduce fear of movement and
improve balance. This is quite hopeful, so much so that chiropractic
researchers are doing more research study
to measure the benefits of multimodal chiropractic care in its
ability to influence gait, balance and/or fall risk and
prevention. (3) One encouraging study with older lumbar spinal
stenosis patients (average age 83.5 years) found that their postural sway and
entropy as well as function and symptomatology were improved
with a course of chiropractic care including Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
spinal manipulation. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic uses this treatment along
with nutrition and exercise to keep
our chiropractic patients moving, fearless, and balanced!
BIOMARKERS FOR BACK PAIN
A new nutrition discovery this month
may also aid 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 seems 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) Some day, we may do blood tests to manage risks for back pain!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 manage his back pain for 20 years,
incorporating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment now. Calling all our Fort Wayne 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 packages in a single night!