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 Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness
wonder 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 stronger. Patients
wonder why the chiropractor suggests
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to fix the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Malverne chiropractor and Malverne chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That is how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients know this and their chiropractors know
this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Malverne 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 what to do with back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
among the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for
treating acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both devoid
of serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also among these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness carefully considers
these in caring for Malverne back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain tend to be less active. Pain shapes that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may cause pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Prolonged
immobilization or sedentariness 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 Malverne chiropractic back pain patients dealing
with unrelenting lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did exercise found a lessening 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 alone. (5) To
activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers came
up with a unique laser pointer system that allowed
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Malverne chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the suggested
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that includes your
Malverne chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Malverne chiropractor
and the Malverne chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Malverne
back pain is history!