Non Specific Lower Back Pain (NSLBP)
This is the most common form of lower back pain. The majority of cases of sudden-onset (acute) low back pain are classed as nonspecific. This is the type of back pain that most people will have at some point in their lives. It is called non-specific because it is usually not clear what is actually causing the pain. In other words, there is no specific problem or disease that can be identified as the cause of the pain and is often a combination of factors.
In low back pain, similar to lower extremity joint pathologies, the muscular control of the spine is altered as the body adopts a defensive, overactivity of the lower back muscles. This altered muscle activity, often referred to as bracing, increases the compression of spinal structures and makes the spine more vulnerable. There is ample evidence from studies of this disrupted control in many activities in patients with lower back pain.
By using the AposTherapy® device it is possible to redistribute and reduce the loads going through spinal structures, which in turn, reduces pain. The convexity of the Pertupods challenges the neuromuscular control and helps the body reacquire proper movement strategies. As patients use the device in a variety of activities, this motor learning takes place in all of them, creating simultaneous rehabilitation of a multitude of activities.
To date, there have been two published studies showing the benefit of AposTherapy® in improving gait and quality of life for patients suffering from chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP link 1 , LBP link 2 ).Our Centres