Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your Baton Rouge chiropractor
at Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes 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 others. (1) That information
is critical 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 high
erector spinae activity during hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds 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) (It isn’t a bad
exercise to do regularly either to improve all of these issues!
Start doing them after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses a multi-pronged
approach to helping NSLBP patients with their movement. The gentle,
non-radicular treatment protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
are designed to provoke 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 author.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated 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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Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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