Just a quick comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to
cope are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Moses Chiropractic endorses
the same…and adds see your West Palm Beach
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow West Palm Beach chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after West Palm Beach back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is associated with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of
stability is often seen in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients who have
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Moses Chiropractic watches
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
their whole visit from the time you walk through
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, West Palm Beach neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Moses Chiropractic likes these tests. Some of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients
will wonder what we’re looking for
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Trials like these reveal to
your West Palm Beach chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Moses Chiropractic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these
are ongoing, 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 shown
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Moses Chiropractic recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles during the 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 as well as lying down.
(3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Moses Chiropractic has some
exercise recommendations for our West Palm Beach back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Moses Chiropractic is ready to give them to you at your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment
at Moses Chiropractic today. Let Moses Chiropractic 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 in this unusual time of coronavirus.