Fort Wayne Back and Neck Pain due to Things like Sitting or Doing Computer Work12/21/2022Working on a computer for for too long. Sitting for a long time. Flexing over a project for too long. All sorts of positional issues may start back pain or neck pain. Spine researchers talk about flexion relaxation ratios (FRR) and flexion relaxation phenomena (FRP) that occur with such back and neck irritations. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to help reduce Fort Wayne neck pain and back pain with our chiropractic services as well as help troubleshoot ways to prevent irritation when doing motions you have to do often or motions you want to do on occasion but know they’re irritating to your back or neck. LUMBAR SPINE and LOW BACK PAIN: Sitting The curiosity of spinal pain researchers produces some research-provoking issues like does sitting for an hour bring about pain in patients who have had back pain before (but do not have back pain presently) versus those without. They didn’t find a difference in the flexion relaxation ratio (FRR) they measured but think that may be because an hour was not long enough to bring on pain in the history-of-back-pain patients. (1) Hum? A reduction of the paraspinal muscle activity at maximum flexion reveals the related flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP). An analysis of 48 published studies on this topic documented that nonspecific low back pain patients’ FRP was altered. Compared to asymptomatic patients, this difference was significant. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks at these types of issues when examining our Fort Wayne back pain patients and neck pain patients. CERVICAL SPINE and NECK PAIN FRP and FRR can be quantified in neck pain patients, too. In comparison to the lumbar spine’s FRP and FFR, differences in the reaction of cervical spine muscles were noted in patients with pain versus volunteers who don’t have pain. The cervical flexion relaxation phenomenon was seen in neck extensor muscles when in flexion. Persistent muscle contraction due to reduced flexion relaxation places vertebral structures at risk due to excessive loading. 84% of healthy subjects showed FRP while only 36% of in-pain patients did. FRR was lower in neck pain patients, too. (3) Further, when contrasting computer workers with neck pain to those without neck pain to those who do not computer work, researchers deduced that computer use could raise the use of the semispinalis capitis during neck extension, making it a possible predictor of symptomatic neck musculoskeletal disorders as its activation was seen in both types of computer users’ necks. (4) Such a finding is useful to healthcare providers like your chiropractor to see what this muscle does on extension and guide our patients on how to improve the cervical extensor muscles. RELIEF FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN Cox® Technic is gentle, relieving Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain. Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with neck pain. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. For relief of spine pain due to positional activities, our treatment plan eases the pain and shares tips on how to lessen the risk of pain while doing what you want and have to do. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."