Back pain becomes the focus when it
occurs. The term
‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises
from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable leacing
them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows its benefit in addressing
spinal instability that accompanies West Des Moines
back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa highly recommends
exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability affects balance. Back pain
sufferers’ poor balance may be caused by badly
coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new
study contrasted 3 groups: subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with
lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy
subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed
greater problems with balance control, proprioception,
fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers
without such instability. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa checks
for instability in our West Des Moines back pain patients and creates
a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that encompasses
pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back
pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For
subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two versions
of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening
exercise. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that
core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than
strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception,
balance (as shown by single leg standing with eyes open and
closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles
of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, lessened
functional disability, and less fear of movement. Bonuses
affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is always
concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients.
Exercise that improves West Des Moines balance is so vital.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares
the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for relieving pain and
strengthening the spine.
Schedule your West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus
in this moment, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers a research-documented system
and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief
and deterrence with exercise that
strengthens the lumbar muscles. We will design a simple exercise plan specially for you!