Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Williamson chiropractor
at Apple Country Chiropractic knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer review of research documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is critical for diagnosing and treating non-specific low back
pain. Contributing issues to non-specific low back pain included: short
hip flexors, low muscle activity of the gluteus maximus, and elevated
erector spinae activity during hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (2) Researchers have specifically explored
how reduced hamstring flexibility may contribute to
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited hamstring
range of motion, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test measures lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (Performing
this test on a daily basis is not such a bad idea
either! It could improve all of these problems!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Apple Country Chiropractic uses a multi-faceted
approach to helping NSLBP patients with their movement. The gentle,
non-radicular treatment protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
are intended to elicit and reestablish
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be proposed.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the author.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two types of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain, suggesting they may be beneficial in sit-to-stand motion
that is vital in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the
effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Williamson
chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief.
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