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Watertown Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a quick comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about best strategies to cope are good. Take care of yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Watertown Wellness Center recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Watertown chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Watertown Wellness Center shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is connected with less stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or reported by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. For this reason, Watertown Wellness Center observes each chiropractic patient meticulously during their entire 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, Watertown 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.” Watertown Wellness Center appreciates these tests. Some of our Watertown 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 note how long it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny lot! Trials like these tell your Watertown chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. Another analysis of similar studies reported that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Watertown Wellness Center enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more 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 already demonstrated that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and poorer balance and muscle strength. (1) Watertown Wellness Center urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and most important stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers studied their multifidus muscles throughout soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. 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 linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Watertown Wellness Center has some exercise recommendations for our Watertown back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Watertown Wellness Center is ready to give them to you at your Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractic appointment at Watertown Wellness Center today. Let Watertown Wellness Center be part of your plan to sustain and improve your stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.

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