Ask any La Grande back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain alters
movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires
some thought…or causes total avoidance.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows back pain alters movements.
Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters
motion. With chiropractic care, your La Grande chiropractor is
focused on helping you get back the ease of
movement you had before you had back pain.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY BACK PAIN
Patients with low back pain move differently.
They often change the way they move to evade
pain. They will walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different.
A recent study reviewed over 800 papers on this
topic of altered kinematics. The authors concluded
that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes brought
on by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found
that the kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted
the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. Patients with
spinal deformity-related back pain demonstrated 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 affected by back pain is your La Grande chiropractor’s
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
When healthcare providers like your
La Grande chiropractor evaluate new low back
pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that check our new
patients’ ability to perform motions demanded by activities of
daily living are valuable. Patients with low back pain show
considerably 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 performing diverse
repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking,
sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is thorough to document just how much low back pain is impeding
your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily
living with the least
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Matt Alexander on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition shared
by a lot of people that tends to affect motion.
Make your next La Grande
chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. When back pain has affected
the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come
to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal