Vancouver Stability is Important 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. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Vancouver Spine Care Centre recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Vancouver chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let’s look at exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Vancouver chiropractic patients during times like these may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine during and after Vancouver back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability refers 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 reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Vancouver Spine Care Centre watches every chiropractic patient carefully during their whole 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, Vancouver neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates these tests. Some of our Vancouver 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 funny lot! Trials like these reveal to your Vancouver chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Vancouver Spine Care Centre improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these are underway, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction influences these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have previously demonstrated that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers measured 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. Vancouver Spine Care Centre has some exercise recommendations for our Vancouver back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to share them with you at your Vancouver 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 showcased.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Let Vancouver Spine Care Centre be part of your plan to maintain and enhance your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.

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