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

Back pain becomes the focus when it rears its head. The term ‘back pain’ is very generic though as back pain stems from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable leacing them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show its benefit in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Colorado Springs back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may be caused by badly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new 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 demonstrated greater problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR tests for instability in our Colorado Springs back pain patients and creates a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that involves pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a common intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is advantageous. 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 improved 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 decreased fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Colorado Springs balance is so important.

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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 pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your nemesis now, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and deterrence with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We’ll design a simple exercise plan specially for you!

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