Just a short comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Spinal Care Clinic recommends
the same…and also suggests that you see your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Burlington and Hamilton back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is connected with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Spinal Care Clinic watches
every chiropractic patient meticulously during
their whole visit door to door.
Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Burlington and Hamilton 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.” Spinal Care Clinic is
fond of these tests. Some of our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients
will wonder what we are examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these tell
your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Spinal Care Clinic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be
confident more studies like these
are ongoing, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously shown
that numerous 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) Spinal Care Clinic urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
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 said that body composition and body fat and
mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Spinal Care Clinic has some
exercise recommendations for our Burlington and Hamilton back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to give them to you at your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
at Spinal Care Clinic today. Let Spinal Care Clinic play a role in
your plan to sustain and increase your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.