Glute Strengthening Plus Chiropractic Eases Back Pain

Patient to the chiropractor: “Treat me so I don’t hurt.”

Chiropractor: “Be sure to do your exercises, so you won’t hurt.”

Chiropractors like your Ottawa chiropractor at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider ponder how to get back pain patients to do suggested exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger in addition to reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get stronger. Patients speculate why the chiropractor suggests exercises when all they desired was for the chiropractor to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma! Both the Ottawa chiropractor and Ottawa chiropractic patient have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and expectations are different. (1) That is 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 Ottawa back pain, prevent future pain, and strengthen muscle. Let us 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 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 listed in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care Initiative. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider carefully considers these in caring for Ottawa 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 initiate 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 reduced in low back pain sufferers, particularly for women. (3) For Ottawa chiropractic back pain patients experiencing persistent 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 improvement in gluteus maximum strength and function. (4) Doing 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 intentionally during exercise, researchers devised a unique laser pointer system that permitted the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This enhanced their form. (6) Let your Ottawa chiropractor be your laser pointer! Listen to suggested tips for how to exercise properly.

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment to arrange a treatment plan that encompasses your Ottawa chiropractor treating as well as your exercising to build up muscles. When the Ottawa chiropractor and the Ottawa chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Ottawa back pain is history!

 
Ottawa chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider includes exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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