Ask any Minster back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain affects
movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over takes lots of thought…or triggers total avoidance.
Minster Chiropractic Center knows back pain alters movements.
Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters
motion. With chiropractic care, your Minster chiropractor is
focused on helping you get back the simplicity of
movement you had before you experienced back pain.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY BACK PAIN
Back pain patients move differently.
They often alter the way they move to evade
pain. They will walk differently. They turn
around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual.
A new study reviewed over 800 papers on the subject 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 concluded
that the kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted
the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. Patients with
spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater
differences in an array of biomechanical motions (like hip,
spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with
non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much
spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is the job your Minster
chiropractor relishes most.
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
When healthcare professional like your
Minster chiropractor examine 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 reveal
greatly 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 Minster Chiropractic Center
is systematic to record just how much low back pain is impeding
your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily
living with the least
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Matt Alexander on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition shared
by a lot of people that tends to affect motion.
Schedule your next Minster
chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. When back pain has changed
the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come
to Minster Chiropractic Center for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal
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