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Toronto Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

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!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

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 alludes 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!

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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 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.

 
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