Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your San Jose chiropractor
at Chiropractic Solutions knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and particular 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 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 critical 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 elevated
erector spinae activity throughout 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 examining low back pain sufferers.
(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 daily isn’t such a bad idea
either! It could improve all of these problems!
Start doing them after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Chiropractic Solutions 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 elicit and restore
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support brace may be proposed.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
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 positive effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain, suggesting they may be helpful 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 get rid of and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose
chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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