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 Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic
wonder how to get back pain patients to do suggested
exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger plus decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. Patients
ponder why the chiropractor suggests
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to correct the back pain problem. What a dilemma!
Both the Oxford chiropractor and Oxford chiropractic patient
have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and
expectations are different. (1) That’s how it is. Research
shows this. Clinical experience shows this. When patients
recognize this and their chiropractors recognize this, everyone then works
together to relieve Oxford 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
amid the recommendations for the non-invasive
pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to help 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic pays attention to
these in caring for Oxford back pain.
BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES
Patients with low back pain are more apt to be less active. Pain affects that
decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may set
off pain, resulting in weakened muscles like the gluteus maximus. Lengthy
immobilization or inactivity prevents use of these muscles.
In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is common.
Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional
area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, particularly
in women. (3) For Oxford chiropractic back pain patients facing constant lumbopelvic pain and test
positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing gluteus
maximus strengthening exercises is advantageous. Patients who
did these found a decrease 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
stimulate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings
more intentionally during exercise, researchers devised a unique laser pointer system that allowed
the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Oxford chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to proposed
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that encompasses your
Oxford chiropractor treating and your exercising
to build up muscles. When the Oxford chiropractor
and the Oxford chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Oxford
back pain is history!