Just a quick comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines regarding how to cope are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Chiropractic Solutions advocates
the same…and also suggests that you see your San Jose
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow San Jose chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after San Jose back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is linked with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often observed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who have
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Chiropractic Solutions observes
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
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, San Jose 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.” Chiropractic Solutions appreciates these tests. Some of our San Jose chiropractic patients
will wonder what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a curious group! Tests like these reveal to
your San Jose chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Chiropractic Solutions improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are underway, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already shown
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
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) Chiropractic Solutions urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased.
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 as well as lying down.
(3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Chiropractic Solutions has some
exercise recommendations for our San Jose back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Chiropractic Solutions is ready to show them
to you at your San Jose chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic appointment
at Chiropractic Solutions today. Let Chiropractic Solutions play a role in
your plan to sustain and improve your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.