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Colorado Springs Back and Neck Pain due to Things like Sitting or Doing Computer Work

Sitting too long. Working on a computer for a long time. Bending over a project for a long time. All sorts of positional issues may initiate back pain or neck pain. Spine researchers discuss flexion relaxation ratios (FRR) and flexion relaxation phenomena (FRP) that occur with such back and neck irritations.  The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to help reduce Colorado Springs neck pain and back pain with our chiropractic services as well as help troubleshoot ways to reduce the risk of pain when doing things you have to do often or things you want to do occasionally but know they’re irritating to your back or neck.

LUMBAR SPINE and LOW BACK PAIN: Sitting

The curiosity of spinal pain researchers brings about some research-provoking questions like does sitting for an hour bring about pain in patients with a history of back pain (but do not have back pain currently) versus those without. They didn’t find a difference in the flexion relaxation ratio (FRR) they measured but think that may be because an hour wasn’t long enough to trigger pain in the history-of-back-pain patients. (1) Hum? A decrease of the paraspinal muscle activity at maximum flexion reveals the related flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP). A review of 48 published studies on this topic noted that nonspecific low back pain patients’ FRP was altered. Compared to asymptomatic patients, this difference was significant. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR examines these types of issues in our Colorado Springs back pain patients and neck pain patients.

CERVICAL SPINE and NECK PAIN

FRP and FRR can be measured in neck pain patients as well. In comparison to the lumbar spine’s FRP and FFR, differences in the reaction of cervical spine muscles were noted in patients with pain versus volunteers who don’t have pain. The cervical flexion relaxation phenomenon was noted in neck extensor muscles when in flexion. Persistent muscle contraction due to diminished flexion relaxation places vertebral structures at risk due to too much loading. 84% of healthy subjects had FRP while only 36% of in-pain patients did. FRR was lower in neck pain patientsas well. (3) Further, when contrasting computer workers with neck pain to those without neck pain to those who don’t do computer work, researchers deduced that computer use could increase the use of the semispinalis capitis during neck extension, making it a potential predictor of symptomatic neck musculoskeletal disorders as its activation was found in both types of computer users’ necks. (4) Such a finding is helpful to healthcare providers like your chiropractor to see what this muscle does on extension and advise our patients on how to improve the cervical extensor muscles.

RELIEF FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN

Cox® Technic is gentle, relieving Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain. Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with neck pain.   

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Make your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. For relief of spine pain due to positional activities, our treatment plan decreases the pain and offers tips on how to lessen the risk of pain while doing what you want and have to do. 

 
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