Cross Chiropractic Center Makes Non-Specific Low Back Pain More Specific for Relief

Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center knows some specific features of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain and ease its pain with chiropractic care.

NSLBP CHARACTERISTICS

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 differentiate 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 during hip extension as well as weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have specifically 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 worse back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients. (4) Limited lateral flexion of the lumbar spine, limited hamstring range of motion, and reduced lumbar lordosis were associated with an increased risk of developing 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! Start doing them after we examine you.)

HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT

Cross Chiropractic 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 restore normal ranges of spinal motion.  (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 source. Interesting! In a recent study, healthy persons vs non-specific low back pain patients showed that two types of lumbar belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive 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 ease and control your non-specific low back pain.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center. We work to make specific what we can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief. 

 
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