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

January 04, 2022

Back pain turns into the main focus when it happens. The term ‘back pain’ is very generic though as back pain stems from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable leacing them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability associated with Easley back pain. Young Chiropractic highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may result from badly 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 without instability, and healthy subjects. Those with lumbar spine instability demonstrated more problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers who don’t have such instability. (1) Young Chiropractic checks for instability in our Easley back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that includes pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Recently, two types of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved 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, lessened functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Young Chiropractic is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Easley 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 describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Young Chiropractic offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and prevention with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We’ll create a simple exercise routine just for you!

Young Chiropractic teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.