Ask any Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain changes
movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires
some thought…or triggers total avoidance.
Spinal Care Clinic knows back pain alters movements.
Researchers keep studying just how and how much it alters
motion. With chiropractic care, your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is
focused on helping you regain the ease of
movement you had before you had back pain.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY BACK PAIN
Patients with low back pain move atypically.
They often alter the way they move to prevent
pain. You will see them walk differently. They turn
around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different.
A recent study analyzed over 800 papers on the subject of altered kinematics. The authors concluded
that the limitation of lumbar spinal mobility in all planes brought
on by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found
that the type of spinal disorder a patient affected
the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. Patients with
spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater
differences in a variety of biomechanical motions (like hip,
spine, and knee torque) weighed against patients with
non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much
spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is the job your Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractor enjoys most.
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
When healthcare providers like your
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor examine new low back
pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new
patients’ ability to carry out motions that daily activities demand are valuable. Patients with low back pain reveal
considerably altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients
with low back pain demonstrated motion changes in the lumbar
spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed
altered motor adaptability while doing diverse
repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking,
sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Spinal Care Clinic
is systematic to document just how much low back pain is impacting
your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily
living with the least
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Matt Alexander on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered
by many people that tends to affect motion.
Make your next Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. When back pain has changed
the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come
to Spinal Care Clinic for not only back pain relief but also a return to more natural
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