What to do with non-specific low back pain.
That is the question.
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 acute
, coming on quickly and lasting a short time, subacute
lasting 6 to 12 weeks while chronic
lasts more than 12 weeks. (1)
Non-specific low back pain can be quite frustrating for the Southern New Hampshire low back pain sufferer who just wants relief. Understandable. Physicians of all sorts are trying different exercise approaches to help these back pain patients. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is right there with these colleagues and offers via New Hampshire Spine and Sport a variety of approaches: spinal manipulation
, electrical stimulation, etc., as part of our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic services
to help. Here, New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows no one approach usually does it all alone. That’s why New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients with back pain!
And a third therapeutic approach that may well help some of our Southern New Hampshire 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport loves to have so many tools in our therapy bag to help our Southern New Hampshire low back pain patients find relief.
New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 Southern New Hampshire back pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is in this with you!
Contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport today to set up your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit.