Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Pensacola chiropractor
at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control
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 differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic people. (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 elevated
erector spinae activity during hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (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 patients.
(3) Further, they also noted significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited hamstring
range of motion, and reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of developing
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
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 spinal motion. (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 paper.
Interesting! In a new study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two kinds of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain
and thereby 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 recommended
to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low
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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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Pensacola
chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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