Back pain becomes the focus when it
happens. The term
‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain stems
from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and
more. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable making
them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows its benefit in addressing
spinal instability associated with Williamson
back pain. Apple Country Chiropractic endoreses
exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability affects 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 who don’t have instability, and healthy
subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed
greater problems with balance control, proprioception,
fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than those
who don’t have such instability. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic checks
for instability in our Williamson 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 FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back
pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For
subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is advantageous. Not long ago, two types
of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening
exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions 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), muscle thickness
of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, lessened
functional disability, and decreased fear of movement. Bonuses
affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant
side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic is always
checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients.
Exercise that improves Williamson balance is so important.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.
Schedule your Williamson
chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus
in this moment, Apple Country Chiropractic offers a research-documented system
and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief
and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We’ll design a simple exercise plan specially for you!