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Brooks Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Soft Health and Healing Clinic recommends the same…and adds see your Brooks chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 Brooks chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Brooks back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is connected with reduced stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Soft Health and Healing Clinic observes every chiropractic patient carefully during their whole visit from the time you walk through 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, Brooks neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined 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.” Soft Health and Healing Clinic is fond of these tests. Some of our Brooks chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are looking for when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Brooks chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Soft Health and Healing Clinic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are underway, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have already shown that numerous 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.

EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE

The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and very critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished. 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Soft Health and Healing Clinic has some exercise recommendations for our Brooks back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to show them to you at your Brooks 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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment at Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Let Soft Health and Healing Clinic be part of your plan to maintain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.

 
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