Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to
cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic suggests
the same…and adds see your Fernandina Beach
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Fernandina Beach back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
alludes 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 seen in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic observes
each chiropractic patient meticulously during
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Fernandina Beach 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.” Amelia Chiropractic Clinic appreciates these tests. Some of our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients
will wonder what we’re examining
when we have them sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Trials like these tell
your Fernandina Beach chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of such studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are underway, and one explicitly looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first 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 issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain demonstrated
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 linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has some
exercise recommendations for our Fernandina Beach back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to show them
to you at your Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Amelia Chiropractic Clinic play a role in
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as in this unusual time of coronavirus.