Just a quick note 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. Layden Chiropractic suggests
the same…and adds see your Plainville
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Plainville chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Plainville back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is associated with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Layden Chiropractic observes
every chiropractic patient meticulously 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, Plainville neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Layden Chiropractic is
fond of these tests. Some of our Plainville chiropractic patients
will wonder what we are looking for
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 an inquisitive group! Tests like these reveal to
your Plainville chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Layden Chiropractic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these
are in progress, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects
these tests and eventually 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 experience
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) Layden Chiropractic recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and very vital 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 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 connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Layden Chiropractic has some
exercise recommendations for our Plainville back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Layden Chiropractic is ready to give them to you at your Plainville chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Layden 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 Plainville chiropractic appointment
at Layden Chiropractic today. Let Layden Chiropractic be part of
your plan to maintain and increase your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.