What to do with non-specific low back pain.
That is the
Well, the first question might be "what is non-specific low back pain (NLBP)?". NLBP is generalized low back pain of an unidentified origin or cause.
It may be
, coming on quickly and lasting a short time, subacute
lasting 6 to 12 weeks
lasts more than 12 weeks. (1)
Non-specific low back pain can be quite frustrating for the
Oxford low back pain sufferer who just wants relief. Understandable. Physicians of all sorts are trying different exercise approaches to help these back pain
patients. Your Oxford chiropractor is right there with these
colleagues and offers via Satterwhite Chiropractic a variety of approaches: spinal manipulation
, electrical stimulation, etc., as part of our Oxford chiropractic
to help. Here, Satterwhite Chiropractic wants to share what the medical
literature is saying
about some new exercise types for non-specific low back pain.
And motor control exercises for patients with non-specific
low back pain are gaining popularity. These exercises focus on the activating
deep trunk muscles to restore control and coordination of these muscles. A
Cochrane Review reports that motor control exercise is probably more effective
than a minimal intervention for reducing pain but not quite as effective for disability.
(2) Satterwhite Chiropractic knows no one approach usually does it all alone. That’s why
Satterwhite Chiropractic designs and individualized treatment plan to be most effective
for you and your back pain relief.
Interestingly, researchers note that chronic non-specific
low back pain sufferers are more visually dependent for posture control. To
test this, a study was done to have these chronic non-specific low back pain
patients do stabilization exercises with their eyes open and eyes closed. The results show that the stabilization
exercises made them less visually dependent as they gained stability. (3)
It's another therapeutic approach to add to the treatment plan for some
Oxford chiropractic patients with back pain!
And a third therapeutic approach that may well help some of
our Oxford back pain chiropractic patients involves breathing
exercises. A couple of researchers
report that breathing patterns differ between those with low back pain and
those without low back pain. Wow! They further explain that some other
researchers note differences in lung capacity and diaphragm mechanics in
patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. So a
complimentary/alternative therapy like breathing exercises may help in the
treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic loves to
have so many tools in our therapy bag to help our Oxford low back
pain patients find relief.
Satterwhite Chiropractic has enough years of experience with low back
pain relief to know that people all respond differently to different
on-their-own exercises and therapies to help their Oxford back pain relief.
Satterwhite Chiropractic also knows that in working with each patient as an individual,
together we’ll find the right treatment plan to allow maximum low back pain
relief. Satterwhite Chiropractic is in this with you!
Contact Satterwhite Chiropractic today to set up your next
Oxford chiropractic visit.
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