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Back Pain Changes McHenry Spinal Movement

Any McHenry back pain sufferer will agree: back pain alters movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over takes lots of thought…or causes total avoidance. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows back pain alters motions. Researchers keep studying just how and how much it alters movement. With chiropractic care, your McHenry chiropractor is focused on helping you regain the ease of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Back pain patients move differently. They often change the way they move to prevent pain. They will walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A recent study reviewed over 800 papers on the subject of altered kinematics. The authors wound up stating that the limitation of lumbar spinal mobility in all planes brought on by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study concluded that the kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater differences in an array of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Determining just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is your McHenry chiropractor’s much-loved job.


When healthcare providers like your McHenry chiropractor analyze new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new patients’ ability to perform motions that daily activities demand are valuable. Patients with low back pain exhibit greatly altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain demonstrated motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers exhibited altered motor adaptability while doing diverse repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is comprehensive to record the extent to which low back pain is impacting your daily activities with a goal to get you back to doing them again with the least possible trouble.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander 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 two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered by many people that tends to affect motion.

Make your next McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

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