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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Makes Non-Specific Low Back Pain More Specific for Relief

Non-specific low back pain. Really? Who wants to hear their back pain is “non-specific”? Well, your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows some specific features of back pain like yours and particular ways to help control and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.

NSLBP CHARACTERISTICS

What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so non-specific? A recent review of research documented  121 movement and 150 muscular activity biomarkers to distinguish non-specific low back pain sufferers from asymptomatic others. (1) That information is valuable 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 high 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 specifically explored how reduced hamstring flexibility may impact low back pain development via 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for stiffness when examining low back pain patients. (3) Further, they also recorded significantly worse back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients. (4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, 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 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 is not a bad exercise to do regularly either to improve all of these issues! Start doing them after we examine you.)

HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 elicit and reestablish normal ranges of spinal motion.  (7) A lumbar support brace may be recommended. 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 new 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 beneficial in sit-to-stand motion that is important in everyday living for nonspecific low back pain patients. (8) Exercises to strengthen the extensor muscles and spinal nutrition supplements may also be recommended to support your effort to get rid of and control your non-specific low back pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel 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 a patient with chronic low back pain.       

Make your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. We work to make specific what we can of your low back pain’s origin as well as its relief. 

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR share the specific characteristics and treatment of non-specific low back pain.  
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