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.
SPINAL MOVEMENT ALTERED BY 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
TESTING SPINAL MOVEMENT
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
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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