Just a quick comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about coping are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries suggests
the same…and adds see your Manchester
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Manchester chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Manchester back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced
balance control is linked with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries watches
every chiropractic patient meticulously during
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, Manchester 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.” Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries likes these tests. Some of our Manchester chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re looking for
when we have them sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Trials like these reveal to
your Manchester chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be
confident additional studies like these
are ongoing, and one specifically looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously shown
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very vital stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain showed
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 said that body composition and body fat and
mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has some
exercise recommendations for our Manchester back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to show them
to you at your Manchester chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester chiropractic appointment
at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Let Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries be part of
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.