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Manahawkin Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 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 every 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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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