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Preston Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Chiropractic Associates recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Preston chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Chiropractic Associates shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let us consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Preston chiropractic patients during times like these may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Preston back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Chiropractic Associates observes every chiropractic patient carefully throughout their entire visit door to door. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Preston neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied 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.” Chiropractic Associates is fond of these tests. Some of our Preston chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re looking for when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Tests like these reveal to your Preston chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of similar studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Chiropractic Associates improved short-term stability measures. (1) Be certain additional studies like these are in progress, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have already documented 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 manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Chiropractic Associates recommends exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and most critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. 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 and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Chiropractic Associates has some exercise recommendations for our Preston back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Chiropractic Associates is ready to give them to you at your Preston 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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Preston chiropractic appointment at Chiropractic Associates today. Let Chiropractic Associates be part of your plan to maintain and improve your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.

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