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 Groton chiropractor at Hutter Chiropractic Office
ponder how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger as
well as decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get stronger. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor suggests
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Groton chiropractor and Groton 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
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Groton 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 established. Exercise is
among 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 in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Hutter Chiropractic Office pays attention to
these in caring for Groton 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 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 decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially
in women. (3) For Groton chiropractic back pain patients experiencing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did these found a reduction in pain and an improvement
in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Doing both - exercise
to strengthening the gluteus maximus muscles and lumbar segmental stabilization
exercise – lessened 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 see their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Groton chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the suggested
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that encompasses your
Groton chiropractor treating and your exercising
to build up muscles. When the Groton chiropractor
and the Groton chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Groton
back pain is history!