Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Carrolltown chiropractor
at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help contain
and ease 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 distinguish non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is key 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 reduced hamstring flexibility may contribute 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) Restricted lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited hamstring
range of motion, and reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk 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) (Doing
this test on a daily basis is not such a bad idea
either! It may well improve all of these problems!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 designed to elicit and reestablish
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
Using 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 types 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 important 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 get rid of and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the
effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Carrolltown
chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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