Back pain becomes the focus when it
takes over every thought in a day. The term
‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises
from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable leacing
them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to
show its benefit in managing
spinal instability that accompanies Pflugerville
back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center highly recommends
exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability impacts balance. Back pain
sufferers’ poor balance may result from poorly
coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A recent
study contrasted 3 groups: subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with
lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy
subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed
greater issues with balance control, proprioception,
fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers
who don’t have such instability. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center tests
for instability in our Pflugerville back pain patients and creates
a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that involves
pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back
pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For
subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two versions
of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening
exercise. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that
core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than
strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception,
balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and
closed on stable and unstable surfaces), muscle thickness
of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, reduced
functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses
affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant
side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center is always
concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients.
Exercise that helps with Pflugerville balance is so important.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for relieving pain and
strengthening the spine.
Set up your Pflugerville
chiropractic appointment today. If back pain is your nemesis
in this moment, Pflugerville Wellness Center offers a research-documented system
and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief
and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will create a simple exercise routine specially for you!