back pain in Milpitas

Mapping your Back Pain: Extension-based Intolerance

Extension-based pain results from an overextension of the spine.

It is the opposite of flexion-based intolerance; rather than being cause by bending over, this kind of pain is caused when your spine becomes extended past normal. It is most present in people who spend the majority of their days standing; often, these people will develop anterior pelvic tilt which contributes to an accentuated curve in the back and causes pain. Going around with a hyperextended (or, if your prefer, over-arched) spine, leaves you vulnerable to conditions such as:

  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Spondyloisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis

Do yourself a favor and lie down for a second, with a normal curve in your spine. Now press your back flat to the ground- does this position feel better for your spine? In that case, you may have extension-based back pain. 

Treating extension-based back pain in Milpitas

At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we have myriad experience helping people lessen and even completely overcome extension-based back pain. Because the problem is, at its most basic, postural, we want to start by helping you identify when your spine is hyperextended. For example, a normal curvature in the spine is considered, “extended;” anything past this is over-extended. We can help you reverse this postural deficiency by working on neutral pelvic tilting and strengthening the core stabilizing muscles. 

Leave back pain behind with chiropractic therapy in Milpitas 

At our office in Milpitas, we are your back pain specialists. We want to help you overcome flexion-based back pain through a coordination of chiropractic therapy, postural awareness and corrective exercise.

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