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West Palm Beach Stability is Critical 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. Chiropractic Care recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your West Palm Beach chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

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

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

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

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is linked with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Chiropractic Care observes each chiropractic patient meticulously 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 valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, West Palm Beach neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Chiropractic Care appreciates these tests. Some of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a curious group! Tests like these tell your West Palm Beach chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. Another analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Chiropractic Care enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Chiropractic Care urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most important stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured 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 saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Chiropractic Care has some exercise recommendations for our West Palm Beach back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Chiropractic Care is ready to share them with you at your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit!

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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 showcased.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Care today. Let Chiropractic Care play a role in your plan to maintain and increase your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as in this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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