Pflugerville Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Pflugerville Wellness Center endorses the same…and adds see your Pflugerville chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 Pflugerville chiropractic patients during times like these may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Pflugerville back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is associated with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Pflugerville Wellness Center observes every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout their entire 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 helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Pflugerville neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Pflugerville Wellness Center likes these tests. Some of our Pflugerville chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Trials like these reveal to your Pflugerville chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of similar studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Pflugerville Wellness Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these are in progress, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have previously documented that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Pflugerville Wellness 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 get this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Pflugerville Wellness Center has some exercise recommendations for our Pflugerville back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to share them with you at your Pflugerville chiropractic visit!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment at Pflugerville Wellness Center today. Let Pflugerville Wellness Center play a role in your plan to maintain and improve your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as in this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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