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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic
wonder how to get back pain patients to do recommended
exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger in addition to reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor and Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That’s how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Burlington and Hamilton 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 for
treating acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both devoid
of serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Spinal Care Clinic carefully considers
these in caring for Burlington and Hamilton back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain tend to be less active. Pain shapes that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may cause pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Prolonged
immobilization or sedentariness prevents use of these muscles.
In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is a common finding.
Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic back pain patients experiencing unrelenting lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did these found a decrease 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 improved 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 deliverately during exercise, researchers came
up with a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the advised
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that includes your
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
and the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Burlington and Hamilton
back pain is history!