Back pain becomes the focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is very general though as back pain stems from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be weak and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise repeatedly shows just how beneficial it is in managing spinal instability that accompanies Nashua back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic highly recommends exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.
SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE
Instability impacts 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 without instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability demonstrated greater problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic tests for instability in our Nashua back pain patients and creates a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management treatment plan that involves pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.
EXERCISE FOR SPINAL INSTABILITY AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT
Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Not long ago, two types of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. Four weeks of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions demonstrated that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved 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 decreased fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no unpleasant side-effects AND pain relief. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Nashua balance is so vital.
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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.
Set up your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Moriarty Chiropractic offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will create an easy exercise plan specially for you!