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.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY 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
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
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
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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
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