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.
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
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
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
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.
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