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Largo Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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 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.


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.


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!

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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 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.

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