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Back Pain Changes Sitka Spinal Movement

Any Sitka back pain sufferer will agree: back pain affects movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or triggers total avoidance. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows back pain changes movements. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it alters motion. With chiropractic care, your Sitka chiropractor is focused on helping you regain the ease of movement you had before you had back pain.


Patients with low back pain move differently. They often change the way they move to avoid pain. You will see them walk differently. They turn around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different. A recent 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 found that the type of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain demonstrated greater differences in a variety of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) weighed against patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much spinal kinematics are affected by back pain is your Sitka chiropractor’s much-loved job.


When healthcare providers like your Sitka chiropractor evaluate new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that check our new patients’ ability to carry out motions that daily activities demand 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 exhibited altered motor adaptability while doing a variety of repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is systematic to record just how much low back pain is impacting your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily living 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 describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered by a lot of people that tends to affect motion.

Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. When back pain has changed the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., make a visit to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for not only back pain relief but also a return to more natural kinematic motion.

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