Just a short comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Young Chiropractic suggests the same…and adds see your Easley chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Easley chiropractic patients during times like these may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Easley back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is associated with less stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients who have back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Young Chiropractic watches each chiropractic patient carefully during their entire visit door to door. Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Easley neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Young Chiropractic appreciates these tests. Some of our Easley chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re looking for when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Easley chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Young Chiropractic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are underway, and one explicitly looking at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already documented that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Young Chiropractic recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured their multifidus muscles throughout 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Young Chiropractic has some exercise recommendations for our Easley back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Young Chiropractic is ready to share them with you at your Easley 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 showcased.
Schedule your next Easley chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic today. Let Young Chiropractic be part of your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.