Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Ashburn chiropractor
at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent review of research documented 121 movement and 150
muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information
is valuable 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 decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when evaluating low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited hamstring
range of motion, and reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test measures lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (It is not a bad
exercise to do regularly either to enhance all of these problems!
Start doing them after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 elicit and restore
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be recommended.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the paper.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two types of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive 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 get rid of and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Ashburn
chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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