Glute Strengthening Plus Chiropractic Eases Back Pain03/13/2018Patient 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc speculate how to get back pain patients to do recommended exercises. In any case, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger in addition to decrease and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get stronger. Patients wonder why the chiropractor suggests exercises since all they wanted was for the chiropractor to fix the back pain problem. What a quandary! Both the Fort Wayne chiropractor and Fort Wayne 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 admit this and their chiropractors admit this, everyone then does his/her part to relieve Fort Wayne 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 help 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc carefully considers these in caring for Fort Wayne back pain. BACK PAIN BENEFITS FROM STRONG GLUTEAL MUSCLES Patients with low back pain are more apt to be less active. Pain shapes that decision. Low back pain patients fear that activity may initiate 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 a common finding. Researchers report that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially for women. (3) For Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients facing constant lumbopelvic pain and test positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, doing gluteus maximus strengthening exercises is beneficial. Patients who did these 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 increased lumbar spine muscle strength and balance better than just lumbar segmental stabilization exercise by itself. (5) To activate the gluteus maximus muscles, erector spinae and hamstrings more intentionally during exercise, researchers came up with a unique laser pointer system that allowed the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved their form. (6) Let your Fort Wayne chiropractor be your laser pointer! Listen to proposed tips for how to exercise the right way. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment to set up a treatment plan that involves your Fort Wayne chiropractor treating as well as your exercising to build up muscles. The Fort Wayne chiropractor and Fort Wayne chiropractic patient combination is [[unbeatable|matchless! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."