Back pain turns into the main focus when it takes over every thought in a day. The term ‘back pain’ is very generic though as back pain arises from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows just how beneficial it is in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Augusta back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from badly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A recent study contrasted 3 groups: subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy subjects. Those with lumbar spine instability showed more problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic checks for instability in our Augusta back pain patients and creates a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that encompasses pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Not long ago, two types of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions showed that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, decreased functional disability, and decreased fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Augusta balance is so important.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.
Set up your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and deterrence with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We’ll create a simple exercise routine specially for you!