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.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY 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
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
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
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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
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