Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your McHenry chiropractor
at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows some specific features
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 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 key 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 compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have purposely investigated
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lateral flexion of
the lumbar spine, limited hamstring
range of motion, and decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with an increased risk 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) (Performing
this test on a daily basis is not such a bad idea
either! It may well improve all of these issues!
Start doing them after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
OrthoIllinois 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 provoke and restore
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support brace may be proposed.
Using a lumbar support belt enjoys a thorny
reputation of being useful and not being useful depending on the paper.
Interesting! In a new study, healthy persons vs non-specific low
back pain patients demonstrated that two types of lumbar
belts – extensible and non-extensible - had a positive 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 make the extensor muscles stronger and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended
to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low
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Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next McHenry
chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause and its relief.
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