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

Back pain becomes the focus when it rears its head. The term ‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain arises from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, etc. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable making them less useful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show its benefit in addressing spinal instability associated with Sitka back pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka endoreses exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability affects balance. Back pain sufferers’ troubled balance may be caused by poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A recent study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those who don’t have instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed more issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, increased pain, and functional ability than sufferers without such instability. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka checks for instability in our Sitka back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that includes pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a common intervention for low back pain patients whatever the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is a benefit. Recently, two versions of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week demonstrated that core stabilization generated significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization improved proprioception, balance (as demonstrated 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is always concerned about balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Sitka balance is so vital.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for relieving pain and strengthening the spine.

Make your Sitka chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your focus in this moment, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and prevention with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will create an easy exercise plan just for you!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka instructs low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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