Just a short comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines regarding how to cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center recommends
the same…and also suggests that you see your Manahawkin
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Manahawkin chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Manahawkin back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced
balance control is linked with less
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center watches
each chiropractic patient carefully during
their whole visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Manahawkin 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.” Manahawkin Chiropractic Center likes these tests. Some of our Manahawkin chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we are looking for
when we have them sit
in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Tests like these reveal to
your Manahawkin chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be
confident additional studies like these
are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already demonstrated
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 decreased.
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 and at rest.
(3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has some
exercise recommendations for our Manahawkin back pain patients to strengthen
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready to share them with you at your Manahawkin chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. Let Manahawkin Chiropractic Center play a role in
your plan to sustain and enhance your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.