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Nashua Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

March 17, 2020

Just a quick comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations regarding how to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Moriarty Chiropractic recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Nashua chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

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


Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Nashua chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Nashua back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is associated with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who have back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Moriarty Chiropractic observes each chiropractic patient meticulously during their entire visit from the time you walk in the front door, down the hall to your treatment room, and out the door again. Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Nashua neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Moriarty Chiropractic likes these tests. Some of our Nashua chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re examining when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Nashua chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of similar studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Moriarty Chiropractic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these are in progress, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.


Many trials have previously shown 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) Moriarty Chiropractic urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known 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 diminished. Those players with low back pain exhibited 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Moriarty Chiropractic has some exercise recommendations for our Nashua back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Moriarty Chiropractic is ready to share them with you at your Nashua 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic today. Let Moriarty Chiropractic play a role in your plan to maintain and improve your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.