Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your Severna Park chiropractor
at Back And Neck Care Center knows some specific qualities
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 distinguish 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 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 decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
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 noted significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited hamstring
range of motion, and decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with 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) (Doing
this test on a daily basis isn’t such a bad idea
either! It may well enhance all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Back And Neck Care 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 designed to provoke and restore
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be recommended.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the paper.
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 beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain, suggesting they may be beneficial in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Back And Neck Care 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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Severna Park
chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief.
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