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 Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc
speculate how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger plus reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get stronger. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor suggests
exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to fix the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Largo chiropractor and Largo chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations are different. (1) That’s how it is. Research
shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Largo back pain, prevent future pain, and
strengthen muscle. Let’s do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO REDUCE AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to
handle back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
in the mix of 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc carefully considers
these in caring for Largo back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain tend to be less active. Pain influences that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may initiate pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Lengthy
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, particularly
in women. (3) For Largo chiropractic back pain patients facing persistent lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did exercise found a reduction in pain and an increase
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 deliverately during exercise, researchers came
up with a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Largo chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Follow proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that encompasses your
Largo chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to build up muscles. When the Largo chiropractor
and the Largo chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Largo
back pain is history!