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Best to See Your Ashburn Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a usual question Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gets when Ashburn folks talk about chiropractic. Ashburn chiropractic patients are a diverse group. Some Ashburn chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Ashburn chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Ashburn chiropractic patients find that coming for a Ashburn chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal basis after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is grateful for every Ashburn chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Ashburn chiropractic practice.


Now, just how often a Ashburn chiropractic patient can benefit from Ashburn chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares a recent project in which chronic low back pain patients received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most promising results for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to really aid our Ashburn back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Ashburn chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan can be coordinated for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to see how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Ashburn chiropractor.
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