Just a short comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC guidelines regarding how to cope are good. Take care of
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recommends
the same…and adds see your La Grande
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let us look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow La Grande chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your La Grande back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability
alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited
balance control is connected with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often noticed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC watches
every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, La Grande neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
studied 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.” Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC appreciates these tests. Some of our La Grande 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 a funny
lot! Tests like these tell
your La Grande chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be
confident more studies like these
are in progress, and one explicitly studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects
these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in its first trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already documented
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big issue
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and
muscle strength. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most important stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness diminished.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain
were to have the same issue while standing and at rest.
(3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and
mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has some
exercise recommendations for our La Grande back pain patients to strengthen
their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and
stability. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to show them
to you at your La Grande chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande chiropractic appointment
at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today. Let Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC play a role in
your plan to sustain and enhance your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.