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

Back pain becomes the focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is quite general though as back pain stems from the united contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable making them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show its benefit in addressing spinal instability associated with Baton Rouge back pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from 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. Those with lumbar spine instability showed greater issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than those who don’t have such instability. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center tests for instability in our Baton Rouge back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that involves pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a usual intervention for low back pain patients regardless of the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two versions of exercise were assessed: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of three-times-a-day 30-minute-sessions showed that core stabilization produced 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, decreased functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is always concerned about 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 describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for pain relief and spine strengthening.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. If back pain is your nemesis now, Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 create a simple exercise routine specially for you!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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