Manchester Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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