Plainville Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

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


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 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 alters these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in its first trial.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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