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!
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 AND BACK PAIN
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.
BALANCE AND FALLS
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.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
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!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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.