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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 St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville ponder how to get back pain patients to do recommended 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 stronger. Patients wonder why the chiropractor recommends exercises when all they wanted was for the chiropractor to resolve the back pain problem. What a quandary! Both the St. Francisville chiropractor and St. Francisville chiropractic patient have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and expectations vary. (1) That is 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 St. Francisville back pain, prevent future pain, and strengthen muscle. Let’s do that!


Guidelines for how to handle back pain and neck pain are established. Exercise is amid 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 in these guidelines by the Global Spine Care Initiative. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville carefully considers these in caring for St. Francisville back pain.


Patients with low back pain are more apt 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 document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional area is reduced in low back pain sufferers, particularly in women. (3) For St. Francisville chiropractic back pain patients dealing with persistent 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 increase 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 increased 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 deliverately during exercise, researchers devised a unique laser pointer system that allowed the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This enhanced their form. (6) Let your St. Francisville chiropractor be your laser pointer! Consider using the proposed tips for how to exercise properly.

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St. Francisville chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville incorporates exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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