Non-specific low back pain. Really? That’s
not what a back pain patient wants to hear! Well, your Largo chiropractor
at Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
What renders non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A newer 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 elevated
erector spinae activity throughout hip extension as
well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have specifically explored
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 poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and reduced lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of acquiring
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test called Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test measures lower extremity muscle strength, balance,
function, and pain in chronic non-specific low back pain patients. (6) (Doing
this test daily is not such a bad idea
either! It could improve all of these issues!
Try them out after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support belt may be proposed.
The use of 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 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
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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Largo
chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s origin and its relief.
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