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 Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center
ponder how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger plus decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
wonder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Severna Park chiropractor and Severna Park chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations are different. (1) That is how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Severna Park back pain, prevent future pain, and
strengthen muscle. Let us do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO LESSEN AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to manage 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 in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Back And Neck Care Center carefully considers
these in caring for Severna Park back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more apt 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 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
for women. (3) For Severna Park chiropractic back pain patients dealing
with constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did these found a lessening in pain and an increase
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 alone. (5) To
activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers developed a unique laser pointer system that allowed
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Severna Park chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to advised
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that involves your
Severna Park chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Severna Park chiropractor
and the Severna Park chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Severna Park
back pain is history!