What to do with non-specific low back pain.
That is the
Well, the first question might be "what is non-specific low back pain (NLBP)?". NLBP is generalized low back pain of an unidentified origin or cause.
It may be
, coming on quickly and lasting a short time, subacute
lasting 6 to 12 weeks
lasts more than 12 weeks. (1)
Non-specific low back pain can be quite frustrating for the
Richmond low back pain sufferer who just wants to do something for
relief of the low back pain. Understandable. Physicians of all sorts are trying new
exercise types to help these back pain
patients. Your Richmond chiropractor is right there with these
colleagues and offers via Johnson Chiropractic a variety of approaches: spinal manipulation
, electrical stimulation, etc., as part of our Richmond chiropractic
to help. Here, Johnson Chiropractic wants to share what the medical
literature is saying
about some new exercise types for non-specific low back pain.
And motor control exercises for patients with non-specific
low back pain are gaining popularity. These exercises focus on the activating
deep trunk muscles to restore control and coordination of these muscles. A
Cochrane Review reports that motor control exercise is probably more effective
than a minimal intervention for reducing pain but not quite as effective for disability.
(2) Johnson Chiropractic knows no one approach usually does it all alone. That’s why
Johnson Chiropractic designs and individualized treatment plan to be most effective
for you and your back pain relief.
Interestingly, researchers note that chronic non-specific
low back pain sufferers are more visually dependent for posture control. To
test this, a study was done to have these chronic non-specific low back pain
patients do stabilization exercises with their eyes open and eyes closed. The results show that the stabilization
exercises made them less visually dependent as they gained stability. (3)
It's another therapeutic approach to add to the treatment plan for some
Richmond chiropractic patients with back pain!
And a third therapeutic approach that may well help some of
our Richmond back pain chiropractic patients involves breathing
exercises. A couple of researchers
report that breathing patterns differ between those with low back pain and
those without low back pain. Wow! They further explain that some other
researchers note differences in lung capacity and diaphragm mechanics in
patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. So a
complimentary/alternative therapy like breathing exercises may help in the
treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain. (4) Johnson Chiropractic loves to
have so many tools in our therapy bag to help our Richmond low back
pain patients find relief.
Johnson Chiropractic has enough years of experience with low back
pain relief to know that people all respond differently to different
on-their-own exercises and therapies to help their Richmond back pain relief.
Johnson Chiropractic also knows that in working with each patient as an individual,
together we’ll find the right treatment plan to allow maximum low back pain
relief. Johnson Chiropractic is in this with you!
Contact Johnson Chiropractic today to set up your next
Richmond chiropractic visit.
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