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 Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
speculate 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
wonder why the chiropractor recommends
exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor
to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary!
Both the Toronto chiropractor and Toronto 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 does his/her part to relieve Toronto 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 manage back pain and neck pain are published. Exercise is
among 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre carefully considers
these in caring for Toronto 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. Prolonged
immobilization or inactivity 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
in women. (3) For Toronto chiropractic back pain patients facing 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 increase
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 increased 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 developed a unique laser pointer system that permitted
the exercise participants to see their muscle usage. This improved
their form. (6) Let your Toronto chiropractor be your laser
pointer! Listen to suggested
tips for how to exercise the right way.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment to
set up a treatment plan that encompasses your
Toronto chiropractor treating and your exercising
to strengthen muscles. When the Toronto chiropractor
and the Toronto chiropractic patient both “get” each other, Toronto
back pain is history!