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Malverne Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Malverne Health & Wellness endorses the same…and adds see your Malverne chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Malverne Health & Wellness 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 Malverne chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Malverne back pain episodes.

STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN

Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption 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. For this reason, Malverne Health & Wellness observes every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout their whole visit from the time you walk in 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, Malverne 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.” Malverne Health & Wellness appreciates these tests. Some of our Malverne chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are looking for when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Malverne chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Malverne Health & Wellness enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain more studies like these are underway, and one specifically looking at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in its first trial.

BALANCE AND FALLS

Many trials have previously demonstrated that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 get 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 exhibited 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Malverne Health & Wellness has some exercise recommendations for our Malverne back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Malverne Health & Wellness is ready to give them to you at your Malverne 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 showcased.

Schedule your next Malverne chiropractic appointment at Malverne Health & Wellness today. Let Malverne Health & Wellness play a role in your plan to maintain and increase your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.

 
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