Just a short note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to
cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic advocates
the same…and also suggests that you see your Montreal
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Montreal chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Montreal 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 linked with reduced
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often seen in or reported
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic watches
each 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, Montreal neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic appreciates these tests. Some of our Montreal chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we are looking for
when we have them sit
in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these tell
your Montreal chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are underway, and one specifically looking
at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already demonstrated
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer
falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get 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 demonstrated
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 associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic has some
exercise recommendations for our Montreal back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is ready to show them
to you at your Montreal chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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 Montreal chiropractic appointment
at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic be part of
your plan to sustain and enhance your
stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.