Call us to set up an appointment! 408-370-2190

Back Pain Changes San Jose Spinal Movement

Ask any San Jose back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain alters movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or prompts total avoidance. Chiropractic Solutions knows back pain changes movements. Researchers keep studying just how and how much it changes movement. With chiropractic care, your San Jose chiropractor aims to help you get back the ease of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Patients with low back pain move differently. They often change 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 this topic of altered kinematics. The authors asserted that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes caused by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found that the kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain demonstrated greater differences in a variety of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Determining just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is the job your San Jose chiropractor relishes most.


When healthcare providers like your San Jose chiropractor evaluate 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 exhibit 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 performing various repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Chiropractic Solutions is systematic to record the extent to which low back pain is impeding your daily activities with a goal to get you back to doing them again with the least possible difficulty.

CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander 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 two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered by many people that tends to affect motion.

Make your next San Jose chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. When back pain has altered the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Chiropractic Solutions for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

altered San Jose back pain movement; altered kinematics 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."