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 Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers
wonder how to get back pain patients to do recommended
exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger in addition to decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Vancouver chiropractor and Vancouver 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 admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Vancouver 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 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 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 listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers carefully considers
these in caring for Vancouver back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more
likely to be less active. Pain shapes that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may initiate 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 document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For Vancouver chiropractic back pain patients facing constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing 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) 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
stimulate 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 improved
their form. (6) Let your Vancouver chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the suggested
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that encompasses your
Vancouver chiropractor treating and your exercising
to build up muscles. When the Vancouver chiropractor
and the Vancouver chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Vancouver
back pain is history!