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Fort Wayne Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

March 17, 2020

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping 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!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Fort Wayne back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc observes every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout their whole visit from the time you walk in 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. Recent 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 are looking for 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 a curious group! Trials like these reveal to your Fort Wayne chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are ongoing, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have already shown that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. Those players with low back pain exhibited 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 associated 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 show them to you at your Fort Wayne 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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Let Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc play a role in your plan to sustain and improve your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.