Minster 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. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Minster Chiropractic Center suggests the same…and adds see your Minster chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

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

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

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

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is linked with decreased stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Minster Chiropractic Center watches each chiropractic patient carefully during their entire visit from the time you walk in 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, Minster neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined 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.” Minster Chiropractic Center is fond of these tests. Some of our Minster 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 funny lot! Trials like these tell your Minster chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Minster Chiropractic Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these are underway, and one specifically looking at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in its first trial.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center recommends exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and very vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers studied 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Minster Chiropractic Center has some exercise recommendations for our Minster back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to share them with you at your Minster 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 Minster chiropractic appointment at Minster Chiropractic Center today. Let Minster Chiropractic Center be part of your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.

 
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