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 Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center
ponder how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger as
well as reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get stronger. Patients
speculate why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Pflugerville chiropractor and Pflugerville chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations are different. (1) That’s how it is. Research
shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then works
together to relieve Pflugerville back pain, prevent future pain, and
strengthen muscle. Let us do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO LESSEN AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to manage back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
amid 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 in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center pays attention to
these in caring for Pflugerville back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more apt to be less active. Pain affects 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 a common finding.
Researchers report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially
for women. (3) For Pflugerville chiropractic back pain patients experiencing unrelenting 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 improvement
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 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 deliverately during exercise, researchers developed a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Pflugerville chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that includes your
Pflugerville chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Pflugerville chiropractor
and the Pflugerville chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Pflugerville
back pain is history!