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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Ashburn Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going back pain that goes on for more than 3 months that just won’t quit. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn invites frustrated, hurting chronic low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Ashburn chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, delivering hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn witness the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A recently published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox® Technic care. The patient described dealing with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated improvement in his condition, less pain medication usage, and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome result for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role

Chronic low back pain like that explained by the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is endorsed for the management of chronic low back in quite a few guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well stem from its impact on this sensitization. (4) That’s a benefit chronic back pain sufferers can tolerate.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation created similar effects to other recommended therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal manipulation looked to be a good alternative for relief of pain and improvement of function for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn: spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn studied extra in the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well recognized for its care of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal pain conditions.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help.

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