Just a quick 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. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center endorses
the same…and adds see your Pensacola
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Pensacola chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Pensacola 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 linked with less
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often seen in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients who have
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center observes
every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout
their whole visit from the time you walk in
the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Pensacola neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined 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.” Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center appreciates these tests. Some of our Pensacola chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we are looking for
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 tell
your Pensacola chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these
are in progress, and one explicitly examining 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 demonstrated
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased.
Those players with low back pain showed
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 associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has some
exercise recommendations for our Pensacola back pain patients to strengthen
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready to give them to you at your Pensacola chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment
at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Let Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center be part of
your plan to maintain and improve your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.