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Burlington and Hamilton Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Spinal Care Clinic shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

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!

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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 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.

 
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