Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your Plainville chiropractor
at Layden Chiropractic knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help contain
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer 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 critical 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 throughout hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also recorded significantly poorer
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 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) (Performing
this test on a daily basis is not such a bad idea
either! It may well enhance all of these problems!
Start doing them after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Layden Chiropractic 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 restore
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support brace may be proposed.
Using 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 showed that two types 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 essential in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to strengthen
the extensor muscles and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Plainville
chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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