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Manahawkin Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain turns into the main focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is very general though as back pain arises from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability that accompanies Manahawkin back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from badly 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 without instability, and healthy subjects. Those with lumbar spine instability showed more problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center checks for instability in our Manahawkin 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 is a usual intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is a benefit. Recently, two versions of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. Four weeks of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week showed that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as demonstrated by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, lessened functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Manahawkin balance is so vital.

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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 pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your nemesis in this moment, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and prevention with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We will create an easy exercise routine just for you!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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