Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
at Spinal Care Clinic knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent 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 high
erector spinae activity during hip extension in addition to weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have specifically investigated
how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also recorded 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 reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called 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 may well improve all of these problems!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Spinal Care Clinic 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 suggested.
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 new study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two kinds of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain
and thereby may be helpful in sit-to-stand motion
that is vital 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 get rid of and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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 a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief.
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