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!
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 AND BACK PAIN
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.
BALANCE AND FALLS
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.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
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!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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.