Fort Wayne Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today03/17/2020Just 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc suggests the same…and also suggests that you see your Fort Wayne chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance! From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Fort Wayne chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc watches each chiropractic patient meticulously during their entire 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 studied 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.” Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has some exercise recommendations for our Fort Wayne back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to share them with you at your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Let Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."