Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. New Roads Chiropractic Center advocates
the same…and adds see your New Roads
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow New Roads chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your New Roads back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is linked with reduced
stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of
stability is often seen in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, New Roads Chiropractic Center observes
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
their whole visit door to door.
Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, New Roads neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” New Roads Chiropractic Center likes these tests. Some of our New Roads chiropractic patients
will wonder what we are examining
when we have them sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Trials like these reveal to
your New Roads chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
New Roads Chiropractic Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are ongoing, and one specifically examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already shown
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and very critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased.
Those players with low back pain demonstrated
significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain
were to have the same issue while standing and at rest.
(3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and
mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. New Roads Chiropractic Center has some
exercise recommendations for our New Roads back pain patients to strengthen
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. New Roads Chiropractic Center is ready to show them
to you at your New Roads chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 highlighted.
Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment
at New Roads Chiropractic Center today. Let New Roads Chiropractic Center play a role in
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.