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 West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic
speculate how to get back pain patients to do recommended
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
wonder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the West Palm Beach chiropractor and West Palm Beach 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
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve West Palm Beach 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 what to do with back pain and neck pain are established. 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 without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Moses Chiropractic carefully considers
these in caring for West Palm Beach 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 cause pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Prolonged
immobilization or inactivity prevents use of these muscles.
In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is common.
Researchers write that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For West Palm Beach chiropractic back pain patients experiencing constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who
did these found a decrease 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 improved 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 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that encompasses your
West Palm Beach chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the West Palm Beach chiropractor
and the West Palm Beach chiropractic patient both “get” each other, West Palm Beach
back pain is history!