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!
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 AND BACK PAIN
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 described 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.
BALANCE AND FALLS
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 often
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.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
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!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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.