Buffalo, NY Back and Neck Pain due to Things like Sitting or Doing Computer Work

Sitting for a long time. Working on a computer for a long time. Flexing over a project for too long. Many positional issues may initiate back pain or neck pain. Spine researchers talk about flexion relaxation ratios (FRR) and flexion relaxation phenomena (FRP) that occur with such irritations of the neck and low back.  Disc Centers Of America is ready to help reduce Buffalo, NY neck pain and back pain with our chiropractic services as well as help troubleshoot ways to reduce the risk of pain when doing things you have to do often or things you want to do occasionally but know they are going to hurt your back or neck.

LUMBAR SPINE and LOW BACK PAIN: Sitting

The curiosity of spinal pain researchers brings about some interesting issues like does sitting for an hour produce pain in patients with a history of back pain (but do not have back pain currently) versus those without. They didn’t see a difference in the flexion relaxation ratio (FRR) they measured but think that may be because an hour was not long enough to bring on pain in the history-of-back-pain patients. (1) Hum? A decrease of the paraspinal muscle activity at maximum flexion shows the related flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP). An analysis of 48 published studies on this topic documented that nonspecific low back pain patients’ FRP was modified. Compared to asymptomatic patients, this difference was significant. (2) Disc Centers Of America examines these types of issues in our Buffalo, NY back pain patients and neck pain patients.

CERVICAL SPINE and NECK PAIN

FRP and FRR can be measured in neck pain patients, too. In comparison to the lumbar spine’s FRP and FFR, cervical spine muscle reaction differences were noted in pain patients versus asymptomatic volunteers. The cervical flexion relaxation phenomenon was noted in neck extensor muscles when in flexion. Persistent muscle contraction due to diminished flexion relaxation puts vertebral structures at risk due to excessive loading. 84% of healthy subjects had FRP while only 36% of in-pain patients did. FRR was lower in neck pain patients, too. (3) Further, when contrasting computer workers with neck pain to those without neck pain to those who don’t do computer work, researchers concluded that computer use could raise the use of the semispinalis capitis during neck extension, making it a possible predictor of symptomatic neck musculoskeletal disorders as its initiation was seen in both types of computer users’ necks. (4) Such a finding is helpful to healthcare providers like your chiropractor to test this muscle set on extension and advise our patients on how to improve the cervical extensor muscles.

RELIEF FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN

Cox® Technic is gentle, relieving Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain. Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with neck pain.   

CONTACT Disc Centers Of America

Make your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with Disc Centers Of America. For relief of spine pain due to positional activities, our treatment plan reduces the pain and offers tips on how to reduce the risk of pain while doing what you want and have to do. 

 
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