Severna Park Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Back And Neck Care Center recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Severna Park chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Back And Neck Care Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is connected with less stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Back And Neck Care Center observes each chiropractic patient carefully throughout 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 valuable tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Severna Park 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.” Back And Neck Care Center is fond of these tests. Some of our Severna Park chiropractic patients will wonder what we are looking for when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Tests like these tell your Severna Park chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of similar studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Back And Neck Care Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these are in progress, and one specifically examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have previously shown that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Back And Neck Care Center urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and very critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied their multifidus muscles throughout 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 as well as lying down. (3) Both studies said that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Back And Neck Care Center has some exercise recommendations for our Severna Park back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Back And Neck Care Center is ready to show them to you at your Severna Park 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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment at Back And Neck Care Center today. Let Back And Neck Care Center play a role in your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

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