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Sitka Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick note on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines regarding how to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka advocates the same…and adds see your Sitka chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go hand-in-hand. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is associated with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often seen in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients who experience back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka observes every chiropractic patient carefully throughout 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, Sitka 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.” Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka appreciates these tests. Some of our Sitka chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are examining when we have them sit in a chair and stand up from the chair and note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a curious group! Tests like these tell your Sitka chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Be confident additional studies like these are ongoing, and one specifically examining how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters these tests and eventually the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have previously shown that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients suffer 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get 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 noted that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has some exercise recommendations for our Sitka back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and improve their sense of balance and stability. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to give them to you at your Sitka 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 Sitka chiropractic appointment at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Let Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka be part of your plan to sustain and enhance your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this odd time of coronavirus.

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