|Newest scientific research shows that patients with back and neck pain can find relief or can even be cured through movements on an unstable surface (i.e. exercises on a Swiss Ball, a Rebounder or a Swing or on other unstable surfaces). Most forms of back and neck pain can be cured when we retrain our unconscious motor program - the system which communicates with our muscles - telling them when and how to respond to any given situation.|
The motor program functions a bit like a computer program. We input information, then we analysis the information and finally we have an output result. The result is the impulse which goes from our brain to our muscles telling them how to fire; which muscle, when and how much.
The input of information happens through millions of acceptors which are all over our body, for instance in the soles of our feet or in tiny little muscles along the spine. These "input devices" tell our body its position in relation to the surrounding space. Our brain receives this information, analyzes it and tells the muscles how to respond. In the majority of back and neck pain patients the motor program is disturbed and as a consequence, they experience relief when this program is restored.
Lilianne Moussa, physiotherapist at a Kinatex Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Clinic in Montreal says "For patients who have sustained lower-limb injuries,
|Rebounders or Swaying Supported Equipment like a Yoga Swing are excellent tools for retraining them in proprioception. That's because the mat of a Rebounder is less stable than the ground & the Swings gentle movements requires better control of your equilibrium to stand up without toppling over."|
The Motion of Airborne Swaying allows for exactly what the doctor ordered.
Well known expert in this field, Dr. Malik Slosberg, D.C., M.S.compiled the latest scientific studies concerning back and neck pain in his book "Validating Chiropractic". In this book we find numerous studies which show the great results in conquering back and neck pain by training the unconscious motor program through exercising on unstable surfaces such as the Yoga Swing.
Through such exercise, our proprioceptors regain the necessary information for having our large muscles fire correctly. A great source of information is also the book "The Back Pain Revolution" by Dr. Waddell, M.D.