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 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 wanted 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.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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!