Baton Rouge Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Spine & Sports Rehab Center recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Baton Rouge chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced balance control is linked with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Spine & Sports Rehab Center watches every chiropractic patient meticulously 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 helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Baton Rouge neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied 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.” Spine & Sports Rehab Center likes these tests. Some of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients will be curious about what we’re examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are a curious group! Trials like these tell your Baton Rouge chiropractor much about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of such studies stated that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Spine & Sports Rehab Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in its first trial.


Many trials have previously documented that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center recommends exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a recognized and very vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished. 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 saw that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Spine & Sports Rehab Center has some exercise recommendations for our Baton Rouge back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to give them to you at your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit!

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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 highlighted.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Let Spine & Sports Rehab Center be part of your plan to sustain and increase your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

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