Just a quick note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation endorses
the same…and adds see your Tonawanda
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Tonawanda chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Tonawanda back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is linked with less
stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation observes
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
their entire visit from the time you walk through
the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Tonawanda neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation likes these tests. Some of our Tonawanda chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Trials like these reveal to
your Tonawanda chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these
are underway, and one explicitly looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously demonstrated
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very vital stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain showed
significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain
were to have the same issue while standing as well as lying down.
(3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation has some
exercise recommendations for our Tonawanda back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is ready to show them
to you at your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Marc Baker on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. The value of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for back pain and neck pain
patients’ recovery is showcased.
Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment
at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today. Let Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation play a role in
your plan to sustain and improve your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.