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Tonawanda Back Pain, Spine Issues, and Hip Pain: Simple Tests & 3D Imaging

Back pain and hip pain and spine issues merge for many chiropractic patients, bringing them into Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. We’re here to help! Growing older presents some unique challenges for those who suffer with back, hip and spine pain but also some unique positive effects today thanks to novel ways to keeping stability and coping with and easing pain. Your Tonawanda chiropractor keeps abreast of these novel approaches and is prepared to help you!

SIMPLE TESTS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR SPINES

Older folks know that with age comes ‘wisdom’…and its own set of distinctive peculiarities. Different aches and pains arise one morning or mid-afternoon or evening, demanding attention. For those Tonawanda back pain sufferers who are a little older, hip range of motion and strength may foretell how 12 months later a chronic low back pain patient may be performing. Researchers put this to the test! Reduced hip strength and range of motion predicted a deterioration in function a year later. Hip osteoarthritis did not affect these outcomes. (1) Your chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and has some easy-to-do tests of hip strength and range of motion – gait speed, 6-minute walk test, subjective questionnaires, even imaging as necessary - to rule out osteoarthritis.

3D IMAGING BENEFITS

Imaging has come a long way! Today, MRI images of the spine in 3D are now clinically possible. Their benefit is higher spatial resolution, reformation in any plane so the MRI process is faster, and interpretation is more accurate. Pretty cool! Another advantage, especially for back pain sufferers who have undergone back surgery already with metal implants, etc., and now have pain again is that 3D imaging allows viewing around the metal. (2) Such views can help doctors see issues at adjacent spine levels.

A SPECIFIC SPINE ISSUE: PISA SYNDROME

Pain issues in one area of the spine can certainly affect other areas and even trigger more pain. A postural disorder some older back pain sufferers may have is called Pisa Syndrome which is caused by lateral flexion of the spine greater than 10 degrees which sets them up to falls, a lower quality of life, and greater risk of mortality in neurological diseases. Postural stability exercises are important for such patients, essential enough that they should do these always to decrease fall risk. (3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is all for stability!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease back pain after back surgery. Back pain specialists like your Tonawanda chiropractor are able to examine, diagnose, and manage post-surgical continued pain.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. Tonawanda chiropractic patients find kinship with each other when back pain, hip pain, and spine stability are involved as well as help from their chiropractic care. See you soon!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation examines back pain patients for a variety of issues like back pain and hip pain and other spine issues with imaging and clinical tests that influence a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. 
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