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Richmond Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain turns into the main focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows its benefit in managing spinal instability that accompanies Richmond back pain. Johnson Chiropractic encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.

SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE

Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may be caused by badly 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 who don’t have instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Johnson Chiropractic checks for instability in our Richmond back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that encompasses pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.

EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Exercise is a common 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. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as demonstrated by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, lessened functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Johnson Chiropractic is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Richmond balance is so vital.

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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.

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Johnson Chiropractic 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’ll create an easy exercise routine specially for you!

Johnson Chiropractic instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
 
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