Buffalo, NY Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Disc Centers Of America endorses the same…and also suggests that you see your Buffalo, NY chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Disc Centers Of America shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Buffalo, NY back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is connected with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Disc Centers Of America observes each chiropractic patient meticulously throughout their whole visit door to door. Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Buffalo, NY 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.” Disc Centers Of America appreciates these tests. Some of our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are looking for when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Trials like these tell your Buffalo, NY chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Disc Centers Of America enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these are ongoing, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.


Many trials have previously demonstrated that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Disc Centers Of America urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers examined 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 saw that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Disc Centers Of America has some exercise recommendations for our Buffalo, NY back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Disc Centers Of America is ready to share them with you at your Buffalo, NY 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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment at Disc Centers Of America today. Let Disc Centers Of America be part of your plan to sustain and improve your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as in this odd time of coronavirus.

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