Back Pain Changes Minster Spinal Movement

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.


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.


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 possible trouble.

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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 kinematic motion.

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