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New Roads Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

New Roads Chiropractic Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 go hand-in-hand. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is connected 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.


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.


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!

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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.

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