Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Fort Wayne chiropractor
at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer review of research provided
evidence of 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic people. (1) That information
is key for diagnosing and treating non-specific low back
listed these issues as being contributory to non-specific low back pain: short
hip flexors, low muscle activity of the gluteus maximus, and elevated
erector spinae activity throughout hip extension in addition to 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 add to
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also noted significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with 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) (It is not a bad
exercise to do regularly either to improve all of these problems!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses a multi-pronged
approach to helping NSLBP patients with their movement. The gentle,
non-radicular treatment protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
are intended to provoke and restore
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support brace may be recommended.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the paper.
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 important in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be advised
to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low
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Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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