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Baton Rouge Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

January 04, 2022

Back pain becomes the focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises from the united contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable leacing them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show its benefit in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Baton Rouge back pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A recent 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 showed greater problems with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than those who don’t have such instability. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers tests for instability in our Baton Rouge back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that encompasses pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is of value. Not long ago, two versions of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week 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), muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, lessened functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses of either exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Baton Rouge balance is so important.

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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.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its continued relief and deterrence with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will design a simple exercise plan specially for you!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.