Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Fort Wayne chiropractor
at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent review of research detailed 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic people. (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 irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test assesses lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (It isn’t a bad
exercise to do regularly either to enhance all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 elicit and restore
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be proposed.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the study.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two kinds of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain
and thereby may be helpful 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
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Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic 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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