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Carrolltown Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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