They have deconditioned their back stabiliser muscles and have lost the ability to preload their back to protect themselves when they move their shoulder. “I just reached for something and BANG my back went out”. Then what to do? Chiropractic care – to move joints and; Back movement exercises – to reactivate the protective patterns. …Details
Answer: Prolonged static work (i.e. sitting) or repetitive/cyclic work
Why? The ligaments and joint structures slowly lengthen and become less responsive to movement changes (deconditioning of back stabilisers), making them prone to injury.
Who can help? Chiropractors – because the high velocity, low amplitude “thrust” or “adjustment” stimulates protective stretch reflexes
Poor neuromuscular control under different conditions, directions and pressures lead to fatigue-zones in muscles and ligaments; which eventually fail with simple, repetitive movements, creating back pain. This is because the stretch receptors become desensitised in prolonged sitting – the body moves into injury-prone zones without the usual “stretch warning” that has our body tighten muscles…Details
Chiropractic adjustments assist with local pain relief from the joints in the lumbar spine moving and sending pain relieving nerve messages to the brain. The improved mobility in the joints, allow increased circulation and blood flow which helps “wash” the pain-producing chemicals away from the injured area. This, together with moving as much as possible…Details
Move it or lose it! Our bodies must have regular static stresses pushing through our bones and muscles to keep working. At least walking and standing as much of the day as possible will be a good start, but improvement in muscle power and bone health needs high intensity training. Try high intensity training for…Details