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

Back pain becomes the focus when it happens. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability that accompanies Plainville back pain. Layden Chiropractic encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may be caused by poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed greater issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than those who don’t have such instability. (1) Layden Chiropractic tests for instability in our Plainville back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that encompasses pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Not long ago, two types of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week demonstrated 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), muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, reduced functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Layden Chiropractic is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Plainville 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.

Set up your Plainville chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Layden Chiropractic 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 design an easy exercise routine just for you!

Layden Chiropractic instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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