It’s far more important than just for sitting!
Well, it is to your Richmond chiropractor, a well-trained back pain specialist
. The chiropractic clinical
examination checks out all the muscles involved in spine stability, so the
gluteus is quite telling. It’s often found weak when back pain is present, but
it’s also quite responsive to chiropractic care
and exercise combined.
Johnson Chiropractic is ready to show just how.
Now, lumbar spine back and hip muscles keep the spine working
well. They also are of great significance in chronic non-specific low back
pain. Their strength or lack thereof affects the way the spine works. (1) Hip abductor weakness is common in Richmond
patients with low back pain, particularly in chronic low back pain patients. (2)
The gluteus medius specifically is very
telling! When testing the pain pressure thresholds, the highest correlation of
pain was at the gluteus medius. (1) Other researchers agree that the gluteus
medius is weaker in low back pain sufferers. Low back pain sufferers report
more pain and tenderness when their gluteals, greater trochanter and paraspinal
muscles are palpated. This finding leads researchers to state that gluteus
medius weakness and gluteal muscle tenderness are common symptoms in people
with chronic non-specific LBP. (2) Is this a surprise to your
Richmond chiropractor? Not at all. In fact, nearly all of our
Richmond low back pain patients are encouraged to do some simple low
back exercises starting usually on day one. (Don’t start without direction as Johnson Chiropractic
will decide which ones are best for you.) Johnson Chiropractic wants you involved in
your care, and your doing these exercises will help you along much more
Finally and not surprisingly, new research reveals that
lumbar spine segmental stabilization exercise PLUS exercise to strengthen the
gluteus muscles brings about a greater decrease in low back
disability and an increase in lumbar muscle strength and balance in chronic low
back pain patients. (3) Just what Johnson Chiropractic
would expect! So consider working with the recommended back exercises as
part of your overall Richmond chiropractic treatment plan. See how
well you do!
Contact Johnson Chiropractic today to discuss your back pain and
your gluteus strength. Both can be improved for a better quality of life.
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