Just a short comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to
cope are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic advocates
the same…and adds see your Fort Wayne
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Fort Wayne chiropractic patients during
times like these may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Fort Wayne back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is linked with reduced
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often seen in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic watches
every chiropractic patient meticulously during
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Fort Wayne 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.” Aaron Chiropractic Clinic likes these tests. Some of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we are looking for
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Tests like these tell
your Fort Wayne chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are in progress, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously demonstrated
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very important 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 decreased.
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 connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic has some
exercise recommendations for our Fort Wayne back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is ready to show them
to you at your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 highlighted.
Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Aaron Chiropractic Clinic be part of
your plan to sustain and improve your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this odd time of coronavirus.