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 Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic
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 stronger. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to fix the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Millville chiropractor and Millville 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
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then works
together to relieve Millville 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 established. 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 among these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic pays attention to
these in caring for Millville back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more
likely to be less active. Pain shapes that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may set
off 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 common.
Researchers write that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, particularly
for women. (3) For Millville chiropractic back pain patients feeling persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did exercise 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 by itself. (5) To
stimulate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers created a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Millville chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule your Millville chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that includes your
Millville chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Millville chiropractor
and the Millville chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Millville
back pain is history!