Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Hollstrom & Associates Inc suggests
the same…and also suggests that you see your Largo
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s consider exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Largo chiropractic patients during
times like these may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Largo 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 reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Hollstrom & Associates Inc watches
every chiropractic patient carefully throughout
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Largo neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New
studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Hollstrom & Associates Inc is
fond of these tests. Some of our Largo chiropractic patients
will wonder what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these reveal to
your Largo chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of such studies stated
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured 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 its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have previously documented
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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
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 saw that body composition and body fat and
mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Hollstrom & Associates Inc has some
exercise recommendations for our Largo back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to share them with you at your Largo chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo chiropractic appointment
at Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Let Hollstrom & Associates Inc play a role in
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.