Eugene Stability is Important for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short comment on the current COVID-19. The CDC guidelines about coping are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests the same…and adds see your Eugene chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


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


Stability and balance go together. Stability alludes to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is associated with reduced stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of stability is often noticed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic watches each 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, Eugene neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic likes these tests. Some of our Eugene chiropractic patients will be curious about 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! Trials like these tell your Eugene chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition. A recent analysis of similar studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic enhanced short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional 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 demonstrated 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a known and very critical stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players get this! Researchers measured their multifidus muscles during the 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 and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were connected with the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has some exercise recommendations for our Eugene back pain patients to strengthen their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to share them with you at your Eugene 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 Eugene chiropractic appointment at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Let Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic be part of your plan to sustain and increase your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and in this unusual time of coronavirus.

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