Williamson Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about coping are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Apple Country Chiropractic suggests the same…and also suggests that you see your Williamson chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Apple Country Chiropractic shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Now, let us consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Williamson chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Williamson back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is connected with reduced stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Apple Country Chiropractic observes every chiropractic patient meticulously during their whole visit from the time you walk through the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again. Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Williamson neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Apple Country Chiropractic likes these tests. Some of our Williamson chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Williamson chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Apple Country Chiropractic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these are underway, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have previously documented 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) Apple Country Chiropractic urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished. 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Apple Country Chiropractic has some exercise recommendations for our Williamson back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Apple Country Chiropractic is ready to give them to you at your Williamson chiropractic visit!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

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 showcased.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment at Apple Country Chiropractic today. Let Apple Country Chiropractic be part of your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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