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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn’s Healthy News for March 2017

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, researchers share treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal stimulators for pain management after back surgery. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain post surgically. After being treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation or mobilization, patients with these stimulators reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a physician is “Do no harm”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule in this study’s findings. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers Ashburn chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate as much. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) What to do? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Ashburn chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!

National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. Only 52% of us Ashburn non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It’s shown that 150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from another surgery. These post-surgical patients also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Our Ashburn chiropractic practice urges all of our Ashburn chiropractic patients to do something every day like take a little walk.

Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective Over Placebo

NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (4) Another study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically significant. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn’s non-drug Ashburn chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today for an appointment.

It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is. Our Ashburn chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Ashburn chiropractic friends and family!

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