Non-specific low back pain. Really? No one wants to hear
their back pain is “non-specific.” Well, your La Grande chiropractor
at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows some specific features
of back pain like yours and particular ways to help contain
and ease its pain with chiropractic care.
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 differentiate non-specific low
back pain sufferers from asymptomatic people. (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 investigated
how reduced hamstring flexibility may add to
low back pain development by way of 4 tests for flexibility and 5 for
stiffness when examining low back pain sufferers.
(3) Further, they also recorded significantly worse
back extensor muscle endurance in non-specific chronic low back pain patients.
(4) Restricted lumbar spine lateral flexion, limited range of motion of the hamstring muscle, and decreased lumbar lordosis were linked to greater odds of acquiring
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) (Doing
this test daily is not such a bad idea
either! It could enhance all of these issues!
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HELP FOR RESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 designed to provoke and restore
normal ranges of motion to the spine. (7) A lumbar support belt may be suggested.
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 beneficial effect
on motor control in patients with nonspecific low back pain
and thereby may be helpful in sit-to-stand motion
that is essential 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
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on the Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the
effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with chronic
low back pain.
Make your next La Grande
chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. We work to make specific what we
can of your low back pain’s cause as well as its relief.
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