Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your New Roads chiropractor
at New Roads Chiropractic Center knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help control
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent review of research documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is key 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 high
erector spinae activity throughout hip extension in addition to weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
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 noticed significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited hamstring
range of motion, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test assesses lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (Performing
this test daily isn’t such a bad idea
either! It may well improve all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 provoke and reestablish
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the study.
Interesting! In a new 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 useful in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to strengthen
the extensor muscles and spinal nutrition supplements may also be advised
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the
effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next New Roads
chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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