Just a quick note on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre endorses
the same…and adds see your Toronto
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Toronto chiropractic patients during
times like these may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine during and
after Toronto back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. 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 like those with
back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre observes
each chiropractic patient carefully during
their whole visit from the time you walk through
the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again.
Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Toronto 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.” Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre appreciates these tests. Some of our Toronto chiropractic patients
will be curious about 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 an inquisitive group! Tests like these reveal to
your Toronto chiropractor much about your spinal condition.
A recent analysis of such studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these
are ongoing, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first 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 often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recommends exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and very 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 showed
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 saw that body composition and body fat and
mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has some
exercise recommendations for our Toronto back pain patients to strengthen
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready to give them to you at your Toronto chiropractic appointment!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 Toronto chiropractic appointment
at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Let Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre be part of
your plan to maintain and increase your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as in this odd time of coronavirus.