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 Plymouth chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
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 greater. Patients
speculate why the chiropractor suggests
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Plymouth chiropractor and Plymouth chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That’s how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients know this and their chiropractors know
this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Plymouth 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 what to do with back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
among the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to help 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology carefully considers
these in caring for Plymouth back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
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. Prolonged
immobilization or inactivity 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 Plymouth chiropractic back pain patients feeling persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did these found a lessening in pain and an improvement
in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Performing both - exercise
to strengthening the gluteus maximus muscles and lumbar segmental stabilization
exercise – lessened 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 devised a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Plymouth chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the advised
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that involves your
Plymouth chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to build up muscles. When the Plymouth chiropractor
and the Plymouth chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Plymouth
back pain is history!