Glute Strengthening Plus Chiropractic Eases Back Pain

Patient to the chiropractor: “Treat me so I don’t hurt.”

Chiropractor: “Be sure to do your exercises, so you won’t hurt.”

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!


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.


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.

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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!

Severna Park chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center includes exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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