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 New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center
speculate 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 suggests
exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the New Roads chiropractor and New Roads 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 know this and their chiropractors know
this, everyone then works
together to relieve New Roads back pain, prevent future pain, and
strengthen muscle. Let us do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO REDUCE AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to manage back pain and neck pain are established. 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center carefully considers
these in caring for New Roads back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain tend to be less active. Pain influences that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may set
off 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 write that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, particularly
for women. (3) For New Roads chiropractic back pain patients experiencing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did exercise found a decrease in pain and an increase
in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Performing 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 intentionally during exercise, researchers developed a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your New Roads chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to suggested
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that includes your
New Roads chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the New Roads chiropractor
and the New Roads chiropractic patient both “get” each other, New Roads
back pain is history!