Lumbar Stabilizing Exercises

Lumbar Stabilizing Exercises

This is group of a solid low back stabilizing exercises.  Virtually anyone can do these to a degree. Planks, Glute Bridges and Side Bridges.  Here are a few videos that are good demonstrations of these exercise.  -DrA




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MRI Study Examines the Rate of Disc Fluid Loss Over an 8 Hour Day

MRI Study Examines the Rate of Disc Fluid Loss Over an 8 Hour Day

Analysis of all 19 disc scans indicated an average gain of 10.6 % in disc volume overnight, as measured prior to activity in the morning. There was a clear and substantial decrease in this disc volume after the subjects walked during the day, but even after 8 hours of continuous walking (with breaks only for scans), the amount of volume (of fluid) remained higher than the volume that had been measured the previous night, prior to sleeping. This indicates the discs’ ability to retain fluids over an extended

Source: MRI Study Examines the Rate of Disc Fluid Loss Over an 8 Hour Day

More than Low Back Care?

Far too many people still believe that chiropractic care isn’t necessary unless they’re suffering excruciating low back pain.

The millions who do receive regular adjustments know that chiropractic can resolve their back pain, and more and more may also be learning about the potential nonmusculoskeletal benefits.
Take as an example the patients in a recent study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Twenty consecutive patients from each of 87 Swedish chiropractor’s offices (1,504 total patients) completed questionnaires within two weeks of previous treatment.

The questionnaires documented numerous reported improvements in nonmusculoskeletal symptoms, including:

  • easier to breathe (98 patients);
  • improved digestive function (92 patients);
  • clearer/better/sharper vision (49 patients);
  • improved circulation (34 patients);
  • less ringing in the ears (10 patients);
  • acne/eczema better (8 patients);
  • dysmennorhea (painful menstruation)
    better (7 patients); and
  • asthma/allergies better (6 patients).

The number of spinal areas adjusted was also related to the number of positive reactions.

  • Fifteen percent of patients reported positive reactions after having a single area adjusted;
  • 35% of patients reported positive reactions after having four areas adjusted. Overall,
  • 23% of chiropractic patients reported experiencing positive changes in symptoms that were not musculoskeletal in nature.

Have you experienced nonmusculoskeletal benefits following chiropractic care, and if
so, have you told your doctor of chiropractic? Always report any reactions (good or
bad) you experience during or following an adjustment.
Leboeuf-Yde C, Axen I, Ahlefeldt G, et al. The types and frequencies of improved nonmusculoskeletal symptoms reported after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Vol. 22, No. 9, pp559-64.