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Ashburn Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Ashburn folks? Let’s look at where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Probably as it takes many years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Ashburn chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn certainly is the Ashburn back pain specialist!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Ashburn chiropractic practice, particularly the painful cases! For instance, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and avoid the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do receive spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is rising. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Ashburn neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A report of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were quite a bit younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more apt to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Ashburn chiropractor, a true Ashburn back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Ashburn spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Ashburn chiropractic patients. 
 
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