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 Spine Care Centre
speculate how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger as
well as decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
wonder why the chiropractor suggests
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to resolve 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’s do that!
EXERCISE GUIDELINES TO LESSEN AND PREVENT BACK
PAIN AND NECK PAIN
Guidelines for how to
handle back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
amid the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to help acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 affects that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may cause 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 common.
Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially
for women. (3) For Vancouver chiropractic back pain patients dealing
with constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did these 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 – reduced low back pain disability significantly more
and increased lumbar spine muscle strength and balance better
than just lumbar segmental stabilization exercise by itself. (5) To
stimulate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers devised a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Vancouver chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to suggested
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that encompasses your
Vancouver chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Vancouver chiropractor
and the Vancouver chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Vancouver
back pain is history!