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New Roads Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

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.


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 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.

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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!

New Roads Chiropractic Center teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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