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

January 04, 2022

Back pain becomes the focus when it happens. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability associated with Fort Wayne back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A recent study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those without 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 sufferers who don’t have such instability. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc tests for instability in our Fort Wayne back pain patients and creates a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that includes pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is valuable. Recently, two versions of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, decreased functional disability, and decreased fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Fort Wayne balance is so important.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your nemesis in this moment, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and deterrence with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We will design an easy exercise plan just for you!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.