Call us to set up an appointment! Herndon (703) 561-0600 Ashburn (703) 723-4040

Latest News in Gentle Ashburn Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain Relief

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. Ashburn chronic low back pain sufferers want their lives back. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do just that. The treatment plan often involves chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic along with gentle exercise and nutrition. A few of the latest insights about effective exercise interventions are shared here for our Ashburn back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to choose what exercise suits you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking came across as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and slightly superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more beneficial for pain and activity limitation improvement in the short term. Doing both yoga and walking was proposed as a valuable combination for CLBP patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga was reported to decrease pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term when compared with non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had the same effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can do yoga if they so desire. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn understands that not every exercise option may be our Ashburn back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has them!


One set of researchers wrote that up-to-date evidence does not indicate that any one form of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That’s interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for CLBP, a significant health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common type of exercise for back pain relief was reported as motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Supposedly not superior to other types of exercise, motor control exercise should be an alternative for chronic low back pain patients among other forms of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn talks with each Ashburn back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be performed. That is the most important factor!

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the benefit of exercise integration  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. When chronic low back pain has slowed life down for you, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do may well restore your pace of life. 

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares new research-reported gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
« View All Featured Exercises
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."