WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they have to visit
for chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. In the end, their
relief dictates this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Ashburn chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients decide for themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the length of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Ashburn
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after a few episodes
of Ashburn back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the Ashburn chiropractic
care partner for you!
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific
Low Back Pain
A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with variable
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
is prepared to do this with you!
Listen to this PODCAST
with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR,
developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST
with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to managing Ashburn back pain.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Arrange your next Ashburn
chiropractic appointment now with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is your spine care
and back pain management partner!