Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your Oxford chiropractor
at Satterwhite Chiropractic knows some specific qualities
of back pain like yours and specific ways to help contain
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 people. (1) That information
is critical 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 as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and irregular movement of the lumbar spine to compensate for
the weak muscles. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
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 recorded 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 associated
with greater odds of acquiring
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) (Doing
this test on a daily basis is not such a bad idea
either! It could improve all of these issues!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Satterwhite Chiropractic uses a multi-faceted
approach to helping NSLBP patients with their movement. The gentle,
non-radicular treatment protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression
are intended to elicit and reestablish
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
The use of a lumbar support belt enjoys a complicated
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the study.
Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients showed that two kinds of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain, suggesting they may be useful in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential in everyday living for nonspecific low
back pain patients. (8) Exercises to make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be advised
to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low
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Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Schedule your next Oxford
chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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