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 Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
speculate how to get back pain patients to do recommended
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
ponder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they desired was for the chiropractor
to fix the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Baton Rouge chiropractor and Baton Rouge chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations are different. (1) That’s how it is. Research documents this. Clinical
experience reveals this. When patients
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then works
together to relieve Baton Rouge 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
in the mix of the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to treat acute and chronic low back pain and neck pain both without serious pathology and with radiculopathy. Spinal manipulation and manual
therapy are also among these guidelines by the Global Spine Care
Initiative. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation carefully considers
these in caring for Baton Rouge back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more apt to be less active. Pain influences that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may set
off 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 a common finding.
Researchers report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain patients experiencing constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did these found a reduction in pain and an improvement
in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Performing 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
activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more deliverately 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Consider using the proposed
tips for how to exercise properly.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that includes your
Baton Rouge chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Baton Rouge chiropractor
and the Baton Rouge chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Baton Rouge
back pain is history!