Just a quick note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about coping are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. suggests
the same…and adds see your Auburn
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Auburn chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Auburn 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 connected with reduced
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. For this reason, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. observes
each chiropractic patient carefully during
their entire visit from the time you walk through
the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again.
Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Auburn neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. appreciates these tests. Some of our Auburn chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re looking for
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Tests like these reveal to
your Auburn chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of similar studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these
are in progress, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously shown
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain
were to have the same issue while standing as well as lying down.
(3) Both studies noted that body composition and body fat and
mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has some
exercise recommendations for our Auburn back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready to give them to you at your Auburn chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic appointment
at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today. Let Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. play a role in
your plan to sustain and increase your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as in this odd time of coronavirus.