Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Fernandina Beach chiropractor
at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer review of research detailed 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic people. (1) That information
is critical 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 elevated
erector spinae activity during hip extension in addition to weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely explored
how decreased hamstring flexibility may contribute to
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited hamstring
range of motion, and reduced 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) (Doing
this test daily is not such a bad idea
either! It may well improve all of these problems!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 intended to provoke and reestablish
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be recommended.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
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 showed that two types 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 beneficial 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 advised
to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel 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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Fernandina Beach
chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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