Just a short comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic endorses the same…and adds see your Augusta chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Augusta chiropractic patients during times like these may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Augusta back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic watches every chiropractic patient carefully during their whole visit door to door. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Augusta 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.” Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is fond of these tests. Some of our Augusta chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re looking for 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 curious group! Trials like these reveal to your Augusta chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are in progress, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already documented 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very important stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles throughout 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 and at rest. (3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has some exercise recommendations for our Augusta back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready to give them to you at your Augusta 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 showcased.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic play a role in your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.