Pensacola Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 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 like those with 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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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