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Relief of low back pain/sacral pain with gluteal strengthening

I have had two disc herniations and deal with back pain and stiffness the majority of my days. I am wondering if anyone has seen positive results with gluteal muscle strengthening? I do many core exercises that my PT showed me, but recently went to a chiropractor who told me to strengthen my gluts. After the first day I was more stiff and it didn't seem to be related to muscle soreness. Has anyone experienced relief with this?

Sorry if this has been discussed previously. I am new and I couldn't find it anywhere in my 10 minute search.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
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  • tina coylettina coyle Posts: 125
    edited 04/11/2013 - 5:19 PM
    In 2007 i had fusion surgery twise in neck C3/C4 C4/C5 C5/C6 then i went on to have another surgery in my neckC6/C7 well i could not understand as part of my recovery they wanted me to strengthen my core and why it was so inportant, but 6 years on and a lot more promblems with my spine i understand the benfits. So you have been given some good, addvice and it will befit you in the long run. I now have problems at L4/L5 S1 and i am glad i i done thoese exercises because now i have the benfit. Good luck
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