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Back Pain Changes Augusta Spinal Movement

Ask any Augusta back pain sufferer, and s/he will agree: back pain alters movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or causes total avoidance. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows back pain alters movements. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it changes movement. With chiropractic care, your Augusta chiropractor is focused on helping you regain the simplicity of movement you had before you experienced back pain.


Back pain patients move atypically. They often change the way they move to avoid pain. They will walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A new 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 kind of spinal disorder a patient impacted the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand activity. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain showed greater differences in a variety of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) compared to patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Figuring out just how much spinal kinematics are affected by back pain is the job your Augusta chiropractor enjoys most.


When healthcare providers like your Augusta chiropractor examine new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new patients’ ability to perform motions demanded by activities of daily living are valuable. Patients with low back pain reveal greatly altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain demonstrated motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed altered motor adaptability while performing diverse repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is thorough to record the extent to which low back pain is affecting your daily activities with a goal to get you back to doing them again 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 explains the effective, gentle treatment with 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.

Make your next Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. When back pain has changed the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.