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Colorado Springs Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR advocates the same…and also suggests that you see your Colorado Springs chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Now, let’s consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Colorado Springs chiropractic patients during times like these may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Colorado Springs 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 decreased stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR observes each chiropractic patient meticulously during their entire visit from the time you walk in the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Colorado Springs neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR likes these tests. Some of our Colorado Springs 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 tell your Colorado Springs chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recommends exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has some exercise recommendations for our Colorado Springs back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to give them to you at your Colorado Springs chiropractic visit!

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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 showcased.

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Let The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 in this odd time of coronavirus.

 
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