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Glute Strengthening Plus Chiropractic Eases Back Pain

Patient to the chiropractor: “Treat me so I don’t hurt.”

Chiropractor: “Be sure to do your exercises, so you won’t hurt.”

Chiropractors like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic speculate 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 greater. Patients speculate why the chiropractor suggests exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary! Both the Richmond chiropractor and Richmond chiropractic patient have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and expectations are different. (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 Richmond 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 amid the recommendations for the non-invasive pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for treating acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual therapy are also listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care Initiative. (2) Johnson Chiropractic pays attention to these in caring for Richmond 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 common. Researchers report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially in women. (3) For Richmond chiropractic back pain patients facing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who did exercise found a decrease 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 – 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 stimulate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings more intentionally during exercise, researchers created a unique laser pointer system that allowed the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced their form. (6) Let your Richmond chiropractor be your laser pointer! Follow suggested tips for how to exercise the right way.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment to arrange a treatment plan that includes your Richmond chiropractor treating and your exercising to strengthen muscles. When the Richmond chiropractor and the Richmond chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Richmond back pain is history!

 
Richmond chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic incorporates exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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