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!
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 AND BACK PAIN
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 wonder 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.
BALANCE AND FALLS
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.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
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!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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 throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as in this unusual time of coronavirus.