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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Ashburn chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


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 exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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