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Ashburn Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." Now, there is a title to a research paper! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn was even taken back a bit, but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep going forward! This is never more real for middle- to older-age Ashburn back and neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here for you.


We all start considering anti-aging benefits at that certain age! One group of researchers wrote that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and recommended more research to gather knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits work in older folks instead of just turning to pharmaceuticals. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn enthusiastically agrees! Walking is great! This an important message for all Ashburn pain sufferers!


Take a walking stroll each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were studied. They sported an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were followed for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were examined in 2020 and 2021 to measure what, if any, association was found between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was part of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were defined as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was linked to a decreased risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who walked 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who took less. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn witnesses how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and encourages Ashburn chiropractic patients to walk what they can. Any walk works!


How do most Ashburn back pain patients deal with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may express are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There is no proper answer. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees them all! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to help. We meet each back pain patient – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We build a treatment plan together. The researchers who formulated the above basic 5 categories of how patients deal with chronic low back pain acknowledged how pain impacts life. (3) So does Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Coming to our Ashburn chiropractic office is a positive step toward resolution to managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while dealing with the leg and foot pain numbness she had.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. We are prepared to help you keep moving, better manage your pain, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.  
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