Baton Rouge Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation suggests the same…and adds see your Baton Rouge chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is associated 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. Therefore, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation observes each chiropractic patient carefully throughout their whole visit door to door. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Baton Rouge neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined 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.” Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation likes these tests. Some of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Baton Rouge chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these are underway, and one specifically looking at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in its first trial.


Many trials have already shown that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation recommends exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very important stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. Those players with low back pain showed significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain were to have the same issue while standing and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has some exercise recommendations for our Baton Rouge back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready to share them with you at your Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Let Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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