Just a quick comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to
cope are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center suggests
the same…and also suggests that you see your Fort Wayne
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Fort Wayne chiropractic patients during
times like these may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Fort Wayne back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is connected with less
stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of
stability is often noticed in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center watches
each chiropractic patient meticulously during
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, Fort Wayne neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center appreciates these tests. Some of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re examining
when we have them 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these
are ongoing, and one explicitly looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously documented
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and most critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
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 said that body composition and body fat and
mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center has some
exercise recommendations for our Fort Wayne back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is ready to share them with you at your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
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 highlighted.
Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center today. Let Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center be part of
your plan to sustain and increase your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.