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 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!