Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about coping are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center endorses
the same…and adds see your Paramus
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Paramus chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Paramus back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced
balance control is connected with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often noticed in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center observes
every chiropractic patient carefully during
their whole visit door to door.
Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Paramus neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined 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.” Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center likes these tests. Some of our Paramus chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re looking for
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Tests like these reveal to
your Paramus chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies found
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be
confident additional studies like these
are in progress, and one specifically examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already demonstrated
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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most vital 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 and at rest.
(3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and
mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has some
exercise recommendations for our Paramus back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is ready to give them to you at your Paramus chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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 Paramus chiropractic appointment
at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Let Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center play a role in
your plan to sustain and improve your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.