Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Manchester chiropractor
at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control
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 others. (1) That information
is valuable 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 high
erector spinae activity throughout hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have specifically investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may add to
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also recorded significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test measures lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (It’s not a bad
exercise to do regularly either to enhance all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses a multi-pronged
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 suggested.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
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 demonstrated that two types of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain, suggesting they may be useful in sit-to-stand motion
that is vital in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be advised
to support your effort to ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 Manchester
chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief.
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