Advanced Treatment for Back Pain Sufferers

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Dec 01, 2011

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Decades ago, if you had back pain, the possibility existed that you would have to have surgery. That in itself is frightening. Today, seniors, technology is on the verge of reducing the need for surgery and increasing the quality of life.
You have probably associated with many different types of treatment for back pain. Sometimes you would take a pill or maybe have a massage or even go to the chiropractor. There is a good possibility that you received some type of relief. But, why didn't it fix the problem? Today, there are active rehabilitation systems that address the issues to fix pain created by degenerative arthritis, degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis. These are so specialized they can help most everyone who may have some form of back pain. The next step is understanding how active rehabilitation systems work.
As we age, our body begins to wear out and we are unable to perform simple daily activities that we could do in our twenty's and thirty's. Activities like mowing the yard, cleaning the house, walking the dog or taking out the trash. There are many things that can alter your ability to function normally one of them is proprioceptive balance. This is where your brain is like a satellite which controls your arm and legs movements through cell phone towers located everywhere in your extremities. For instance, stubbing your toe will make you walk different for a period of time. When that toe heals you will have lost a little bit of proprioceptive balance and your gait or how you walk will change and this in turn can make that degenerative process speed up. Now, imagine all the things you have done in your life that could have changed that balance and this is why you have a problem with walking or getting up and down or doing daily activities. This is also why you could have pain, or feel unbalanced, or weak.
So how do you know if you are a candidate for active rehabilitation? If you have taken pain medications, tried physical therapy, have been to the chiropractor or considered surgery. Then an active rehabilitation system might be right for you! Don't let chronic pain hold you back any longer. New technology brings new options!
Editors Note: This article was submitted by Optimum Health Center. Karl Plott is a Doctor of Chiropractic with Optimum Health Center and may be reached at 719-635-2500 or by email at karlplott@gmail.com. For more information visit Optimum Health Center on the web at: www.ruhurtingcolorado.com.

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