Back Pain Changes Groton Spinal Movement

Any Groton back pain sufferer will agree: back pain changes movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over takes lots of thought…or prompts total avoidance. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows back pain alters movements. Researchers continue to study just how and how much it changes movement. With chiropractic care, your Groton chiropractor is focused on helping you regain the simplicity of movement you had before you had back pain.


Back pain patients move atypically. They often alter the way they move to evade pain. They will walk differently. They turn around differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are different. A recent study analyzed over 800 papers on this topic of altered kinematics. The authors wound up stating that the limitation of lumbar spinal mobility in all planes caused by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study concluded 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 an array 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 impacted by back pain is the job your Groton chiropractor relishes most.


When healthcare professional like your Groton chiropractor examine new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that assess our new patients’ ability to carry out motions demanded by activities of daily living are valuable. Patients with low back pain exhibit 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 showed 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is systematic to document the extent to which low back pain is impacting 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 shares the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition shared by a lot of people that tends to affect motion.

Make your next Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

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