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Exercise to Strengthen Muscle in Women Helps with Ashburn Back Pain Relief

Low back pain in older women requires some attention. Researchers and chiropractic back pain specialists like your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn provide that attention! Women who experience back pain are a special subset of our chiropractic practice with whom we are happy to work!


A recent report shared that low back pain among older women stems from abdominal truck muscle weakness. The women included in this study also experienced decreased mobility function. Even their knee extensor muscle strength was weak. What ties these concerns together? Muscle. Researchers explained that muscle weakness clearly linked low back pain, malnutrition, and decreased mobility function in older women. The good news was emphasized that exercise enhanced these factors. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn  witnesses over and over the benefit of exercise for our Ashburn back pain patients.


Ashburn chiropractic patients with back pain desire pain relief. That’s the aim of care. Our patients often try other healthcare options like oral NSAIDs (number needed to treat (NNT) is 7 meaning 7 patients need to be treated for one patient to report benefit) and SNRIs like duloxetine (NNT: 10) and exercise (NNT: 7). A recent study reported that these options many times deliver clinically meaningful pain decrease as shown by the above number-needed-to-treat statistics. Which works in the long run though? Exercise. The researchers explained that the single intervention that showed sustained benefit after the study’s intervention time period ended was exercise. (2) We share this to encourage exercise for all our Ashburn back pain (and neck pain) patients. For purposes of this article about women with low back pain, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges our female patients who are a little older to exercise. It is central to the chiropractic treatment plan that incorporates simple exercises as the beginning point!

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Make your Ashburn chiropractic appointment today.  We specially care for our female patients who have back pain! We will do our part in designing an personalized treatment plan and exercise program to encourage you to do your part with exercise for desired back pain relief!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares recent research about how beneficial exercise is, especially for older women with back pain.  
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