Back pain turns into the main focus when it
rears its head. The term
‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises
from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing
them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to
show its benefit in managing
spinal instability associated with New Roads
back pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center encourages
exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability impacts balance. Back pain
sufferers’ poor balance may be caused by poorly
coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new
study contrasted 3 groups: subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with
lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy
subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed
more issues with balance control, proprioception,
fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers
who don’t have such instability. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center tests
for instability in our New Roads back pain patients and designs
a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that involves
pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a common intervention for low back
pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For
subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Not long ago, two versions
of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening
exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that
core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than
strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception,
balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and
closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles
of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, decreased
functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses
affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center is always
checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients.
Exercise that improves New Roads balance is so important.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares
the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.
Make your New Roads
chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your nemesis
in this moment, New Roads Chiropractic Center offers a research-documented system
and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief
and prevention with exercise that
strengthens the lumbar muscles. We’ll design an
easy exercise plan specially for you!