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May 2019 Healthy News: Ashburn Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Ashburn chiropractic is beneficial for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Ashburn chronic pain is rampant. Ashburn opioid use is widespread. What’s a solution? Chiropractic with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs increased, risks soared. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research analysis of 62,000 patients in 6 studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, use of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less likely to obtain a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain voiced to researchers that their pain would be higher without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to keep their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Ashburn chiropractic patients at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn highly regard their chiropractic care! Ashburn chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to come see him for a year as his pain was gone!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Ashburn athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their thing. Spinal manipulation may be just that! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt increased muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The improved force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors lasted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase lasted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced increased performances in two football seasons during which they had pre-game spinal manipulation treatments. (4) A new report said that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us talk at your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Make your Ashburn chiropractic appointment. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help you manage your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Ashburn athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!

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