Lower back pain explained
Twenty percent of musculoskeletal consultations are related to the back – most of which are related to lower back pain (i.e. low back pain or lumbar pain). The most common classification of lumbar pain is non-specific low back pain (NSLBP).
In NSLBP, the lower back muscles surrounding the spine can be thrown into an uncomfortable defensive over-activity, known as “bracing,” which can make the spine more vulnerable to chronic injury. By training the muscles around the spine to transfer the pressure away from the affected area, it may be possible to safely undo the “bracing” response associated with chronic injuries, and, in turn, relieve the pain that caused the bracing in the first place.
Interestingly, studies have found that being appropriately active can be far more beneficial than the historical prescription of bed rest.
AposTherapy® and lower back pain
AposTherapy® is designed to help you live better by addressing both the symptoms of non-specific low back pain (pain, pressure, bracing) and the biomechanics related to them.
Non-invasive, drug-free and easy to use, the AposTherapy® device is used for about one hour a day, and works around your schedule – you can wear it at home, at work or outside. Specially customized for each patient, it shifts the weight off of the affected area, significantly reducing pain with minimal effort on your part. When used over time, your neuromuscular patterns may improve – resulting in a “carryover” effect that you enjoy even while not wearing the AposTherapy® device
AposTherapy® may help you live better with your lower back condition and, when used over time, may help you better manage the discomfort as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Clinical research about AposTherapy®
- Clinically supported
- Non-invasive and drug-free
- Reduces pain, improves function and quality of life
- Convenient and fits easily into your daily routine
- Personalized to your body frame and movement patterns
- Ongoing care for optimal results
Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a condition that can be influenced by a number of pathologies including:
- Sacroiliac joint pain (si joint pain)
- Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Herniated disk
- Ruptured disc
- Slipped disc
- Degenerative disc disease
Non-specific low back pain is the most common classification of low back/lumbar pain. This is the type of lumbar pain that most people will have at some point in their lives – a sudden, acute, debilitating spasm. It’s called “non-specific” because no single problem or disease can be identified as the source and it often stems from a combination of factors.
right for me?
Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurrent falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis
Otherwise, if you have knee pain and you want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.
of patients would recommend AposTherapy® to friends and family1
of candidates for surgery said they expected to delay or avoid surgery based on the initial results of AposTherapy®2
reduction in pain killers consumption while using AposTherapy®3
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