Oxford 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Oxford chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 Oxford chiropractic patients during times like these may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Oxford back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is associated with decreased stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Satterwhite Chiropractic watches each chiropractic patient carefully throughout their entire 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, Oxford neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied 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.” Satterwhite Chiropractic is fond of these tests. Some of our Oxford chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Trials like these tell your Oxford chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Satterwhite Chiropractic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional 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 demonstrated that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 know this! Researchers studied 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 said that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Satterwhite Chiropractic has some exercise recommendations for our Oxford back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to show them to you at your Oxford 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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic appointment at Satterwhite Chiropractic today. Let Satterwhite Chiropractic play a role in your plan to sustain and improve your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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