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

Back pain and hip pain and spine issues merge for many chiropractic patients, prompting a visit to Back And Neck Care Center. We’re ready to help! Getting older has some unique challenges for those who experience back, hip and spine pain but also some unique benefits today due to new approaches to maintaining stability and dealing with and easing pain. Your Severna Park chiropractor keeps on top of these new 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 unique oddities. Different aches and pains arise one morning or mid-afternoon or evening, requiring attention. For those Severna Park back pain sufferers who are a little older, hip range of motion and strength may predict how 12 months later a chronic low back pain patient may be performing. Researchers tested this out! 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 exclude as a diagnosis osteoarthritis.

3D IMAGING BENEFITS

Imaging has come far! Today, 3D MRI images of the spine are now clinically possible. Their advantage is higher spatial resolution, reformation in any plane so the MRI process is faster, and interpretation is more accurate. Neat! Another advantage, especially for back pain sufferers who have had prior back surgery with metal implants, etc., and now have continued pain is that 3D imaging permits viewing around the metal. (2) Such views can assist doctors in seeing problems at adjacent spine levels.

A SPECIFIC SPINE ISSUE: PISA SYNDROME

Pain issues in one area of the spine can surely impact other areas and even trigger more pain. A postural disorder some older back pain sufferers may experience is called Pisa Syndrome which is characterized by lateral flexion of the spine greater than 10 degrees which predisposes such folks to falls, a lesser quality of life, and increased risk of mortality in neurological diseases. Postural stability exercises are essential for such patients, important enough that they should do these always to reduce fall risk. (3) Back And Neck Care Center is all about 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 Severna Park chiropractor are able to examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical continued pain.

Set up your Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. Severna Park chiropractic patients find kinship with each other when it comes to back pain, hip pain, and spine stability as well as relief from their chiropractic care. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Back And Neck Care Center examines back pain patients for various 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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