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Ashburn Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. Ashburn back pain sufferers get the recommendation to exercise a lot. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends it, too. Exercise continues to show its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report reveals benefit for improved sleep quality!


Low back pain is a burden for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers study suggested long-term methods to decrease this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is the Ashburn back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers see.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers find themselves going to their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care often involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is an interesting statistic called “number to treat” which implies the number of patients with a certain condition who need to go through the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this recent study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated sustained chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valuable, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn always includes it in the Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our Ashburn chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional advantageous patient-controlled alternative is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is an issue for so many Ashburn chiropractic patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn often hears our patients talk about sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young women and men. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep faster, less daytime issues, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, experienced better sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many issues!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares a case of a young lady with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that helped.

Set up your Ashburn chiropractic appointment soon. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention in addition to sleep improvement.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares recent research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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