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 West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa wonder how to get back pain patients to do suggested exercises. After all, these exercises help back pain sufferers get stronger plus reduce and prevent back pain! The back muscles and gluteus muscles and hamstrings get greater. 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 West Des Moines chiropractor and West Des Moines chiropractic patient have the same goal - pain relief – but their beliefs, experiences and expectations vary. (1) That’s how it is. Research documents this. Clinical experience reveals this. When patients know this and their chiropractors know this, everyone then works together to relieve West Des Moines back pain, prevent future pain, and strengthen muscle. Let’s do that!


Guidelines for how to manage back pain and neck pain are established. Exercise is among 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 among these guidelines by the Global Spine Care Initiative. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa pays attention to these in caring for West Des Moines back pain.


Patients with low back pain tend 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 sedentariness prevents use of these muscles. In low back pain patients, a weak gluteus maximus is a common finding. Researchers document that the gluteus maximus cross-sectional area is decreased in low back pain sufferers, especially for women. (3) For West Des Moines chiropractic back pain patients experiencing constant lumbopelvic pain and test positive for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, performing 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 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 allowed the exercise participants to visualize their muscle usage. This improved their form. (6) Let your West Des Moines chiropractor be your laser pointer! Consider using the proposed tips for how to exercise the right way.

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Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment to set up a treatment plan that encompasses your West Des Moines chiropractor treating as well as your exercising to build up muscles. The West Des Moines chiropractor and West Des Moines chiropractic patient combo is [[unbeatable|matchless!

West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa includes exercise to strengthen glutes. 
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