Disc Centers Of America Makes Non-Specific Low Back Pain More Specific for Relief

Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at Disc Centers Of America knows some specific characteristics of back pain like yours and specific ways to help contain and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.

NSLBP CHARACTERISTICS

What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so non-specific? A newer review of research detailed  121 movement and 150 muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish non-specific low back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information is valuable for diagnosing and treating non-specific low back pain. Researchers 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 investigated how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for stiffness when examining low back pain sufferers. (3) Further, they also noted significantly poorer back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients. (4) Limited lateral flexion of the lumbar spine, limited hamstring range of motion, and reduced lumbar lordosis were associated with greater odds of developing 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) (It isn’t a bad exercise to do regularly either to enhance all of these issues! Try them out after we examine you.)

HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT

Disc Centers Of America 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 designed to provoke and reestablish normal ranges of motion to the spine.  (7) A lumbar support belt may be proposed. The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the source. Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low back pain patients demonstrated 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 vital 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 back pain.

CONTACT Disc Centers Of America

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with chronic low back pain.       

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with Disc Centers Of America. We work to make specific what we can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief. 

 
Disc Centers Of America describes the specific characteristics and treatment of non-specific low back pain.  
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