Back pain becomes the focus when it
happens. The term
‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain stems
from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing
them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows just how beneficial it is in addressing
spinal instability associated with Auburn
back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages
exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability affects balance. Back pain
sufferers’ poor balance may result from 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 demonstrated
more problems with balance control, proprioception,
fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than those
who don’t have such instability. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. checks
for instability in our Auburn back pain patients and designs
a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that includes
pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back
pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For
subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two types
of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening
exercise. A month of training
for 30 minutes a session three times a week demonstrated that
core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than
strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced 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, reduced
functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses
of either exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is always
checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients.
Exercise that improves Auburn balance is so important.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 relieving pain and
strengthening the spine.
Set up your Auburn
chiropractic appointment today. If back pain is your nemesis
now, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers a research-documented system
and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief
and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will design a simple exercise plan just for you!