Exercise is effective and helpful. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Exercise also allows the patient to take part
in their healing. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn incorporates exercise into the chiropractic
treatment plan for all our Ashburn patients to get them back to
enjoying the quality of life they want.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
Researchers find that doing a little exercise does a lot! Patients
who did just 2 days of muscle strengthening a week reduced the
risk for low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, suggests that smoking is also a
powerful factor in your risk of getting back pain. It’s best not
to smoke.) (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends
simple exercises you can do in just a few minutes
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! You will see
just how big an impact these exercises will make on your healing.
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by increasing your pain threshold and dropping
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t tough; they’re just effective!
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will who you how to do them so you
can attain the most possible back pain relief.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is with you, our Ashburn back pain patient, through
your healing process with as much support as you
Back school is an additional such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for managing chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are suggested
over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn chooses to use.
The chiropractic treatment plan is enriched when
back school is added to the overall back pain rehabilitation
plan. How? Back school nurtures self-management, gives
control back to the patient to take care of him/herself. (5)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn strives to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to avoid or at
least diminish the chances of future occurrences. A
survey of patients who attended a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having attended the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s providing it. (6) Ashburn chiropractic
patients at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment
today. It is the natural next step in your journey to
back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a clear understanding of what caused
your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not bothering
you much in the future with exercise.