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Vancouver Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick comment 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. Vancouver Disc Centers advocates the same…and also suggests that you see your Vancouver chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let us consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Vancouver chiropractic patients during times like these may provoking, 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 linked with less stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Vancouver Disc Centers watches every chiropractic patient meticulously during 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, Vancouver neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers examined 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.” Vancouver Disc Centers appreciates these tests. Some of our Vancouver chiropractic patients will wonder what we’re looking for when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and time them! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Vancouver chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Vancouver Disc Centers enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident more studies like these are underway, and one explicitly examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is underway.


Many trials have already shown that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost 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 Disc Centers urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get 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 demonstrated 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Vancouver Disc Centers has some exercise recommendations for our Vancouver back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Vancouver Disc Centers is ready to give them to 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 Disc Centers today. Let Vancouver Disc Centers be part of your plan to maintain 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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