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

Back pain turns into the main focus when it happens. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain arises from the mingled contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows just how beneficial it is in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Groton back pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may be caused by poorly 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 more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers who don’t have such instability. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office tests for instability in our Groton 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 is a usual intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two types of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week demonstrated that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), muscle thickness 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Groton 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 relieving pain and strengthening the spine.

Set up your Groton chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your focus now, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and deterrence with exercise that strengthens the lumbar muscles. We’ll create a simple exercise plan specially for you!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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