If you have lower back pain with or without lower extremity pain (leg pain), have you ever felt a bit tipsy – that is, sort of in a state in imbalance? Do you have a sense of unsteadiness when walking? Well, join the crowd! Other Chicago lower back pain patients do, too. Chiropractic Care lowers the back pain that ushers in this walking imbalance and gets you walking the straight-and-narrow once again!
Interestingly, pain intensity has been shown to correlate with postural sway (sort of like a dizzy walk). Correspondently, as pain is lowered, an individual feels more balanced with a normal gait or walking stance. Some of Chiropractic Care’s patients even hold onto the hallway walls as they walk to their chiropractic treatment rooms.
So just how much pain reduction has been discovered to lower postural sway? If pain is indicated on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least pain and 10 the worst), it was found that a drop of 4 points equated to meaningful decrease in postural sway. (1) Chiropractic Care will have you report on your pain at every visit. Your progress is very important to us, and we want to keep track of it.
Now, imagine that if the pain were not lowered. There could be a positive increase in postural sway to the point of perhaps creating problems in getting through the day or being more likely to fall. In this study, postural sway stayed close to the same to baseline for lower back pain patients who did not report significant pain reduction. So Chiropractic Care uses our chiropractic treatment plan to help lower your back pain as quickly as attainable.
Understand that postural sway modifications are closely connected to your self-reported pain intensities on that 1 to 10 scale. Pain interference appears to be accountable for the changed sway in lower back pain sufferers. This is why Chiropractic Care uses sway measures as an objective monitoring tool during lower back pain treatment and/or rehabilitation starting during your chiropractic examination.
Your Chicago chiropractor at Chiropractic Care is trained to recognize postural faults that occur with lower back pain or leg pain. Contact Chiropractic Care for relief of both your lower back pain and imbalance issues. You’ll be glad you did!