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
Chicago 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 Chicago chiropractor is right there with these
colleagues and offers via Chiropractic Care a variety of approaches: spinal manipulation
, electrical stimulation, etc., as part of our Chicago chiropractic
to help. Here, Chiropractic Care wants to share what the medical
literature is reporting about a few new exercise approaches that hold promise
of relief for Chicago non-specific low back pain patients.
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) Chiropractic Care knows no one approach usually does it all alone. That’s why
Chiropractic Care 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
Chicago chiropractic patients with back pain!
And a third therapeutic approach that may well help some of
our Chicago 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) Chiropractic Care loves to
have so many tools in our therapy bag to help our Chicago low back
pain patients find relief.
Chiropractic Care 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 Chicago back pain relief.
Chiropractic Care 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. Chiropractic Care is in this with you!
Contact Chiropractic Care today to set up your next
Chicago chiropractic visit.