Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your Montreal chiropractor
at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain
and alleviate its pain with chiropractic care.
What makes non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) so
non-specific? A recent review of research detailed 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 during hip extension in addition to weak endurance of the lumbar extensor muscles and compensatory movement
of the lumbar spine. (2) Researchers have specifically explored
how decreased hamstring flexibility may impact
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain patients.
(3) Further, they also noticed significantly poorer
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Limited lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were associated
with an increased risk of developing
low back pain. (5) A simple, easy test known as Five Times
Sit-to-Stand Test measures 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 problems!
Add them to your routine after we examine
HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 provoke and reestablish
normal ranges of spinal motion. (7) A lumbar support brace may be suggested.
Using 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 kinds 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 vital 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 ease and control your non-specific low
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel 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 his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next Montreal
chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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