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Effective Ashburn Back Pain Exercise: Bird Dog

Exercise for back pain: a common suggestion with good reason. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn individualizes the most appropriate back pain exercises for each Ashburn back pain sufferer visiting Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to maximize back pain relief, strengthen the supporting muscles like the erector spinae and multifidus, and recoup function. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn also gives every effort to find exercises that are easy, effective in multiple ways like the “bird dog” move!


Chronic low back pain patients are not all made in the same way. There are numerous factors that impact their back pain state. Each chronic low back pain sufferer must be evaluated individually as your Ashburn chiropractor strives to do. It’s a known fact that back muscle function differs from a chronic low back pain sufferer to another. Distinctions can be found via a thorough examination which Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is quite good at! The exam discoveries help shape an individual treatment plan with individualized exercise recommendations. (1) Know with confidence that you are an individual at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!


Exercise is a frequent recommendation for back pain patients…and for good reason. Muscles support the body and spine. A review of published papers on the usefulness of exercise found that exercise was likely effective for chronic low back pain in comparison to no treatment, placebo, advice or education alone, electrotherapy, or usual care. Its impact was small for function, but it improved pain and functional limitations outcomes. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn thinks our Ashburn chiropractic patients would concur that benefits of any sort like this for a condition that is reported to be the leading cause of disability around the world for the past three decades or so, costing much in direct healthcare expense and lost productivity, are worth seeking with some exercise. Start with one exercise (like the following one!) and build up to the basic 10 for back pain


Erector spinae and multifidi muscles often grow weak with back pain yet are so essential for stability.  Bird-dog (aka quadruped opposite arm/leg) is a 3-way effective exercise: toning the erector spinae while strengthening the multifidus and the core as well. Start this by starting on hands and knees, stretching the left leg and right arm out level with the floor. Hold the position for a couple seconds and repeat on the other side. Do this 10 times on each side. (3,4) Have a chat with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn before starting any exercise though to be sure it’s the right one for you!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Martin Fleming on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the treatment plan and outcome for a patient with low back and leg pain following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Ashburn chiropractic appointment soon. We will unite back pain and exercise together in a sensible way just for you and your back pain relief desire.

Ashburn Exercise for Back Pain: Bird Dog 
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