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Relieving Exercise for Ashburn Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? Didn’t you hear me say my back (or neck) hurts?”

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn hears you! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows your back hurts. Many Ashburn chiropractic patients come for just that motivation: Ashburn back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether due to Ashburn spinal stenosis or a Ashburn disc herniation whether it’s in the back/neck only or extends down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible through our combined effort: Ashburn chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain have more fatty areas and less extensor muscles on MRI. What does that mean? They have a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain bothers a patient. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks for such causes and has just the exercise to tackle the issue.


Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief continues for up to 6 months later. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an important part in Ashburn pain relief treatment plans. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is skilled at arranging for our Ashburn chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with marked lower abdominal wall muscular laxity were cared for with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This tightens and stabilizes the ab muscles by making the muscles work better and increase intraabdominal pressure so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak lower abdominal muscles and intractable low back pain who have been unsuccessful with conservative management. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can offer you some individualized exercises that will do the trick before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were treated with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients stuck with these programs which both proved productive in improving claudication measures similar to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise appears more successful in increasing daily activity in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some Ashburn back pain sufferers crazy…with good reason! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gets it! Compared with minimal or other interventions Pilates is a great option to try to decrease back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise beginning one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy brought about a more marked functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help decrease back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will help you discover the best exercise option for you!

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