Once a back problem…Always a back problem
Compelling new evidence supports the importance of StrongPosture® exercise rehab for low back pain. A new MRI study found that there are “concurrent alterations in the multifidus structure and activity in individuals with unilateral recurrent LBP, despite being pain free and functionally recovered.” In other words, unless motion is effectively retrained after an episode of low back pain, changes in muscle function result with permanent consequences.
OBSERVATION: Effective low back pain management should restore passive motion (chiropractic and muscle therapy) and then retrain coupled, segmental motion with the attentional focus of the StrongPosture® exercise protocols.
Lumbar muscle dysfunction during remission of unilateral recurrent nonspecific low-back pain: evaluation with muscle functional MRI. D’hooge R, Cagnie B, Crombez G, Vanderstraeten G, Achten E, Danneels L. Clin J Pain. 2013 Mar;29(3):187-94. doi: 0.1097/AJP.0b013e31824ed170.