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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 Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic wonder how to get back pain patients to do suggested exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger plus reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients ponder why the chiropractor suggests exercises when all they desired was for the chiropractor to fix the back pain problem. What a quandary! Both the Brooks chiropractor and Brooks chiropractic patient have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and expectations are different. (1) That is how it is. Research shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients know this and their chiropractors know this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Brooks back pain, prevent future pain, and strengthen muscle. Let’s do that!

EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO LESSEN 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 without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual therapy are also listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care Initiative. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic carefully considers these in caring for Brooks back pain.

BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES

Patients with low back pain tend to be less active. Pain affects 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 report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, especially for women. (3) For Brooks chiropractic back pain patients feeling persistent lumbopelvic pain and test positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. 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 improved lumbar spine muscle strength and balance better than just lumbar segmental stabilization exercise alone. (5) To stimulate 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 improved their form. (6) Let your Brooks chiropractor be your laser pointer! Consider using the suggested tips for how to exercise the right way.

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Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment to set up a treatment plan that includes your Brooks chiropractor treating as well as your exercising to strengthen muscles. When the Brooks chiropractor and the Brooks chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Brooks back pain is history!

 
Brooks chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic includes exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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