Sandy Springs Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain turns into the main focus when it rears its head. The term ‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Sandy Springs back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may result from badly 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 demonstrated greater problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers who don’t have such instability. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center tests for instability in our Sandy Springs back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that involves pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is advantageous. Recently, two versions of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. Four weeks of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week demonstrated that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved proprioception, balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, reduced functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Sandy Springs balance is so vital.

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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 relieving pain and strengthening the spine.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your nemesis now, Cross Chiropractic Center offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and deterrence with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We’ll design a simple exercise plan specially for you!

Cross Chiropractic Center instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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