Sandy Springs Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines regarding how to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Cross Chiropractic Center advocates the same…and adds see your Sandy Springs chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Cross Chiropractic Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let’s consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Sandy Springs chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Sandy Springs back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Cross Chiropractic Center observes each chiropractic patient meticulously during their whole visit door to door. Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Sandy Springs neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied 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.” Cross Chiropractic Center likes these tests. Some of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Tests like these tell your Sandy Springs chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Cross Chiropractic Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these are underway, and one specifically looking at 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 previously shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers studied their multifidus muscles throughout 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 and at rest. (3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Cross Chiropractic Center has some exercise recommendations for our Sandy Springs back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Cross Chiropractic Center is ready to share them with you at your Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment at Cross Chiropractic Center today. Let Cross Chiropractic Center be part of your plan to sustain and improve your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.

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