Groton Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office suggests the same…and adds see your Groton chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

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

Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Groton chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Groton back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is associated with decreased stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office observes each chiropractic patient carefully throughout 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 helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Groton neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is fond of these tests. Some of our Groton chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Tests like these reveal to your Groton chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these are in progress, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office recommends exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. Those players with low back pain showed 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 said that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has some exercise recommendations for our Groton back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready to give them to you at your Groton chiropractic appointment!

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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 Groton chiropractic appointment at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Let Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office play a role in your plan to maintain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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