Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Johnson Chiropractic recommends
the same…and also suggests that you see your Richmond
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Richmond chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Richmond back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced
balance control is connected with less
stability. Balance or rather a disruption 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, Johnson Chiropractic observes
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Richmond neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Johnson Chiropractic is
fond of these tests. Some of our Richmond chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re examining
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 a funny
lot! Trials like these reveal to
your Richmond chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of such studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Johnson Chiropractic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these
are ongoing, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is underway.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already demonstrated
that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Johnson Chiropractic recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured
their multifidus muscles during the 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 connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Johnson Chiropractic has some
exercise recommendations for our Richmond back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to give them to you at your Richmond chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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 Richmond chiropractic appointment
at Johnson Chiropractic today. Let Johnson Chiropractic play a role in
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.