Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Vancouver chiropractor
at Vancouver Disc Centers knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent review of research provided
evidence of 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish 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 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 investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain patients.
(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 range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to an increased risk of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test assesses lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (Performing
this test daily is not such a bad idea
either! It may well enhance all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Vancouver Disc Centers 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 intended to elicit and reestablish
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be recommended.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the study.
Interesting! In a new study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients showed 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 useful in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential 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
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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 a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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