"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Ashburn chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an unexpected
question, and it's also really
reasonable. The answer is fairly
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spine-pain
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal issues that will
be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can deliver
the spinal manipulation intended to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will suggest
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Ashburn chiropractor - must
collaborate for the best
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that injure the best
of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may harm
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those situations
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Ashburn chiropractor see
each other on occasion.
A recurring visit to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Ashburn
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the
present and reduces the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report reflected on the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been reported as
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Alleviation of your pain is possible with
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment with
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.