You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the path of back pain – of the Ashburn back pain
experience is individual to each, but there are issues
that may help predict that course. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to contain the path of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (less than a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
Particularly, acute back pain patients who reported having
more severe pain and disability in the beginning of care
recovered faster. The majority of
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
sees even greater outcomes with our specific form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who have chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living contrasted
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Ashburn
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain sufferer
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try engaging
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to lower the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it’s the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn find that with you, the spot that prevents
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment today to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your life forward.