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Ashburn Back Pain and Associated Spinal Instability Helped by Exercise to Improve Balance and More

Back pain turns into the main focus when it occurs. The term ‘back pain’ is quite generic though as back pain stems from the combined contributions of muscles, nerves, bones, and more. Low back muscles may be frail and/or unstable making them less helpful in supporting the spine. Exercise continued to show just how beneficial it is in addressing spinal instability that accompanies Ashburn back pain. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages exercise as something a back pain sufferer can do to help him/herself.


Instability impacts balance. Back pain sufferers’ poor balance may result from poorly coordinated neuromuscular control and altered spine stability. A new study contrasted 3 groups:  subacute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) sufferers with lumbar instability, those without instability, and healthy subjects. Sufferers with lumbar spine instability showed greater issues with balance control, proprioception, fear of movement, more pain, and functional ability than those who don’t have such instability. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn checks for instability in our Ashburn back pain patients and designs a Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management  treatment plan that includes pain relieving spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.


Exercise is a common intervention for low back pain patients no matter the treatment plan. For subacute NSLBP sufferers, exercise is beneficial. Recently, two types of exercise were compared: core stabilization and strengthening exercise. A month of training for 30 minutes a session three times a week showed that core stabilization produced significantly more improvement than strengthening. Core stabilization enhanced proprioception, balance (as demonstrated by single leg standing with eyes open and closed on stable and unstable surfaces), thickened muscles of the transverse abdominis and lumbar multifidus, reduced functional disability, and reduced fear of movement. Bonuses affiliated with both types of exercise: no adverse effects AND pain relief. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is always checking for balance issues in our chiropractic patients. Exercise that helps with Ashburn balance is so important.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes the benefits of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain for relieving pain and strengthening the spine.

Set up your Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. If back pain is your nemesis now, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers a research-documented system and treatment plan for its relief and for its sustained relief and deterrence with strengthening exercise for the lumbar muscles. We will design an easy exercise routine specially for you!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn teaches low back pain sufferers simple exercises that address lumbar spine instability.
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