Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Toronto chiropractor
at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular 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 documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate 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 high
erector spinae activity throughout hip extension in addition to weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (2) Researchers have specifically explored
how reduced hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also recorded significantly worse
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 decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with an increased risk of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as 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 improve all of these problems!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 elicit and restore
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the paper.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients showed 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 beneficial 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel 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 a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Toronto
chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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