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Back Pain Changes Baton Rouge Spinal Movement

Any Baton Rouge back pain sufferer will agree: back pain alters movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or causes total avoidance. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows back pain changes movements. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters motion. With chiropractic care, your Baton Rouge chiropractor is focused on helping you regain the ease of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Back pain patients move atypically. They often change the way they move to avoid pain. They will walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different. A recent study reviewed over 800 papers on this topic 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 affected 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) weighed against patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Determining just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s much-loved job.


When healthcare professional like your Baton Rouge chiropractor examine 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 reveal 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 exhibited altered motor adaptability while doing a variety of repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is comprehensive to document the extent to which low back pain is affecting 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 describes 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.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. When back pain has changed the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for not only back pain relief but also a return to more natural kinematic motion.