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Exercise Improves Sleep and Ashburn Back Pain

Better sleep. Less anxiety. Back Pain Relief. What ties them together? Exercise! Ashburn chiropractic patients come to know that acting on this one little suggestion to exercise – even just walking! – in their Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan pays off in many ways.


What’s recognized about the sleep and pain connection? It is acknowledged that sleep disturbance and depression influence the back pain patient’s state of mind. Experiencing Ashburn back pain can be disheartening if it goes on for too long (more than 12 weeks) without respite as is the case in chronic low back pain. (1) Current clinical guidelines all recommend exercise and physical activity for back pain sufferers. Researchers wondered if poor sleep stops these patients from being physically active. (2) Good question! Other researchers then reported that such a disruption to sleep is associated with physical inactivity and depression. (2) Sleep allows the body to rest and rejuventate for the next day’s tasks. Without sleep, the chronic back pain sufferer undertakes the next day with less than optimal ability. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn desires all Ashburn chiropractic care patients to be fully ready to cope with their Ashburn back pain and do what they can for Ashburn back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly recommended to Ashburn back pain sufferers to help them find Ashburn back pain relief. Stabilization exercise is stated to be very valuable in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression and anxiety for chronic low back pain patients. In a review of 26 chronic back pain patients who performed stabilization exercise for just 8 weeks straight, everything improved: sleep quality, disability, depression level, and anxiety level. (1) Another study of 1645 people from 1 to 91 years old found that improved sleep quality is tied to routine physical activity. This study also found that patients over 40 years old with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes experienced poorer sleep and yet they spent more time lying down. (3) As your Ashburn back pain specialist, your Ashburn chiropractor takes a look at the whole Ashburn back pain patient and examines any and all factors when suggesting an exercise plan personalized for each Ashburn back pain sufferer.

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Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Together we can uncover the best way for a Ashburn back pain sufferer to achieve better sleep, back pain relief, and like life just a bit more!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn incorporates the recommendation to exercise into its treatment plans for chronic back pain sufferers as it improves sleep and pain relief. 
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