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Back Pain Changes Vancouver Spinal Movement

Ask any Vancouver back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain changes movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over takes lots of thought…or prompts total avoidance. Vancouver Disc Centers knows back pain changes motions. Researchers keep studying just how and how much it alters movement. With chiropractic care, your Vancouver chiropractor aims to help you regain the simplicity of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Patients with low back pain move atypically. They often alter the way they move to evade pain. You will see them walk differently. They turn around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A new study analyzed over 800 papers on the subject of altered kinematics. The authors asserted that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes brought on by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found that the kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. 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 your Vancouver chiropractor’s much-loved job.


When healthcare providers like your Vancouver chiropractor evaluate new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new patients’ ability to carry out motions demanded by activities of daily living are valuable. Patients with low back pain show considerably altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain demonstrated 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 Vancouver Disc Centers is systematic to document just how much low back pain is impeding your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily living with the least possible difficulty.

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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 a lot of people that tends to affect motion.

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

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