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!
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 like those with
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Pflugerville Wellness Center observes
every chiropractic patient carefully 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 note how long
it takes them to do it! 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.