Ask any Easley 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 triggers total avoidance. Young Chiropractic knows back pain changes motions. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters movement. With chiropractic care, your Easley chiropractor is focused on helping you get back the simplicity of movement you had before you experienced back pain.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY BACK PAIN
Patients with low back pain move differently. They often alter the way they move to evade pain. You will see them walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A new study reviewed over 800 papers on this topic of altered kinematics. The authors wound up stating that restricted lumbar spinal mobility in all planes caused by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study concluded that the type of spinal disorder a patient affected the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater differences in an array of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is your Easley chiropractor’s much-loved job.
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
When healthcare professional like your Easley chiropractor evaluate new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new patients’ ability to carry out 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 showed motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed altered motor adaptability while doing diverse repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Young Chiropractic is thorough to record just how much low back pain is impacting your daily activities with a goal to get you back to doing them again with the least possible trouble.
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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander 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 two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered by many people that tends to affect motion.
Make your next Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Young Chiropractic for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.