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 Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center
speculate how to get back pain patients to do recommended
exercises. After all, 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
ponder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to resolve the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Watertown chiropractor and Watertown chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations vary. (1) That is how it is. Research
shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Watertown 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
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 devoid
of serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Watertown Wellness Center pays attention to
these in caring for Watertown back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain tend 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 report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially
for women. (3) For Watertown chiropractic back pain patients dealing
with unrelenting lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did exercise found a lessening in pain and an improvement
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
stimulate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers developed a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This enhanced
their form. (6) Let your Watertown chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the suggested
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center
Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment to
arrange a treatment plan that encompasses your
Watertown chiropractor treating as well as your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Watertown chiropractor
and the Watertown chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Watertown
back pain is history!