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 Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
speculate how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. After all, 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 recommends
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Sitka chiropractor and Sitka chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That is how it is. Research
shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Sitka 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 what to do with back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
in the mix of the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to treat 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka carefully considers
these in caring for Sitka back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more
likely 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 inactivity prevents use of these muscles.
In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is common.
Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, especially
for women. (3) For Sitka chiropractic back pain patients facing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did exercise found a decrease 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 alone. (5) To
activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more deliverately during exercise, researchers created a unique laser pointer system that allowed
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Sitka chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the suggested
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that includes your
Sitka chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Sitka chiropractor
and the Sitka chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Sitka
back pain is history!