Just a quick comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Most Chiropractic Clinic recommends
the same…and also suggests that you see your Murfreesboro
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Murfreesboro chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Murfreesboro 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 connected with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Most Chiropractic Clinic observes
every chiropractic patient carefully during
their whole 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 valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Murfreesboro neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Most Chiropractic Clinic appreciates these tests. Some of our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these reveal to
your Murfreesboro chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Most Chiropractic Clinic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these
are in progress, and one explicitly looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already documented
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
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 connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Most Chiropractic Clinic has some
exercise recommendations for our Murfreesboro back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready to give them to you at your Murfreesboro chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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 showcased.
Schedule your next Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment
at Most Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Most Chiropractic Clinic play a role in
your plan to sustain and improve your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.