Patient to the chiropractor: “Treat me so I don’t hurt.”
Chiropractor: “Be sure to do your exercises, so you won’t
Chiropractors like your Preston chiropractor at Chiropractic Associates
ponder how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger as
well as decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
wonder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Preston chiropractor and Preston chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That is how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients know this and their chiropractors know
this, everyone then works
together to relieve Preston back pain, prevent future pain, and
strengthen muscle. Let’s do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO REDUCE AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to
handle back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
in the mix of the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to treat acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also among these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Chiropractic Associates pays attention to
these in caring for Preston back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more
likely to be less active. Pain influences that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may cause pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Lengthy
immobilization or inactivity prevents use of these muscles.
In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is common.
Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For Preston chiropractic back pain patients facing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did these found a reduction in pain and an improvement
in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Doing both - exercise
to strengthening the gluteus maximus muscles and lumbar segmental stabilization
exercise – reduced low back pain disability significantly more
and increased lumbar spine muscle strength and balance better
than just lumbar segmental stabilization exercise by itself. (5) To
activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers created a unique laser pointer system that allowed
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Preston chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
Schedule your Preston chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that involves your
Preston chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Preston chiropractor
and the Preston chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Preston
back pain is history!