Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Pflugerville chiropractor
at Pflugerville Wellness Center knows some specific characteristics
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer review of research documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is valuable for diagnosing and treating non-specific low back
listed these issues as being contributory to non-specific low back pain: 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 compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also noted significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited hamstring
range of motion, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called 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’s not a bad
exercise to do regularly either to improve all of these problems!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Pflugerville Wellness 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 intended to provoke and reestablish
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
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 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 important 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 ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel 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 a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Pflugerville
chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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