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.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
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 FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
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.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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!