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Carrolltown Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain turns into the main focus when it takes over every thought in a day. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show its benefit in addressing spinal instability associated with Carrolltown back pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may be caused by poorly 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 without instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed greater problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation tests for instability in our Carrolltown 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 is a common intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is a benefit. Not long ago, two types of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions showed that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved 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, lessened functional disability, and decreased fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Carrolltown 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.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. If back pain is your nemesis now, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and prevention with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We will design a simple exercise routine specially for you!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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