Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Minster chiropractor
at Minster Chiropractic Center knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help contain
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer review of research documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is key 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 throughout hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (2) Researchers have specifically explored
how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to
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 recorded significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with an increased risk of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called 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 is not such a bad idea
either! It could improve all of these problems!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Minster Chiropractic 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 elicit and reestablish
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support brace may be proposed.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the author.
Interesting! In a new study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients showed that two kinds of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain
and thereby may be helpful in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to strengthen
the extensor muscles and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
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Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Minster
chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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