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San Jose Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

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


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 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 experience 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.


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.


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!

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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.

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