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

Back pain becomes the focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain stems from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. 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 managing spinal instability that accompanies Oxford back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.

SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE

Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor 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 without instability, and healthy subjects. Those with lumbar spine instability demonstrated more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than those without such instability. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic tests for instability in our Oxford 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 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 a benefit. Not long ago, two types of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved 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, decreased functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that improves Oxford balance is so vital.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 just for you!

Satterwhite Chiropractic instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
 
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