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St. Francisville Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick comment 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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville suggests the same…and also suggests that you see your St. Francisville chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let us consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow St. Francisville chiropractic patients during times like these may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after St. Francisville back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is associated with decreased stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville observes each chiropractic patient meticulously during their whole 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 helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, St. Francisville neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville likes these tests. Some of our St. Francisville chiropractic patients will wonder what we are looking for 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 a curious group! Trials like these reveal to your St. Francisville chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these are ongoing, and one specifically examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have previously shown that many 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and very vital 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville has some exercise recommendations for our St. Francisville back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to show them to you at your St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Let Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville be part of your plan to maintain and improve your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.

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