Just a short note 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. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation endorses
the same…and also suggests that you see your Carrolltown
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Carrolltown chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Carrolltown back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is associated with less
stability. Balance or rather a loss 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, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation observes
every chiropractic patient meticulously during
their whole visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Carrolltown neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is
fond of these tests. Some of our Carrolltown chiropractic patients
will wonder what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these tell
your Carrolltown chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of such studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these
are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already shown
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most vital stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
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 noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has some
exercise recommendations for our Carrolltown back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to give them to you at your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment
at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today. Let Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation play a role in
your plan to maintain and increase your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.