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Back Pain Changes Toronto Spinal Movement

Any Toronto back pain sufferer will agree: back pain affects movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or causes total avoidance. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows back pain alters movements. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters motion. With chiropractic care, your Toronto chiropractor is focused on helping you get back the simplicity of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Back pain patients move differently. They often change the way they move to evade pain. You will see them walk differently. They turn around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different. A new study reviewed over 800 papers on the subject of altered kinematics. The authors wound up stating that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes caused by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study concluded that the type of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater differences in a variety of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Determining just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is the job your Toronto chiropractor enjoys most.


When healthcare professional like your Toronto chiropractor evaluate new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that check our new patients’ ability to carry out motions that daily activities demand are valuable. Patients with low back pain exhibit considerably altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain showed motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed altered motor adaptability while doing various repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is comprehensive to document the extent to which low back pain is impeding your daily activities with a goal to get you back to doing them again with the least possible trouble.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition shared by many people that tends to affect motion.

Make your next Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

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