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Ashburn Stability is Critical for Back Painand for Coping Today

Just a short note on the current COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to cope are good. Look after yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends the same…and also suggests that you see your Ashburn chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares CDC advice on how to cope with coronavirus stress. 


Now, let us consider exercise to not only stabilize YOU and your fellow Ashburn chiropractic patients during times of stress as COVID-19 may triggering, but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Ashburn back pain episodes.


Stability and balance go together. Stability refers to how balance is controlled. Inhibited balance control is associated with reduced stability. Balance or rather a disruption of balance or the sense of stability is often observed in or described by musculoskeletal pain patients like those with back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn observes every chiropractic patient meticulously throughout their entire visit door to door. Observation is a helpful tool in the management of back pain and related leg pain, Ashburn neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers studied this topic of balance and its disruption, too. New studies described patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn appreciates these tests. Some of our Ashburn chiropractic patients will be curious about what we are looking for when we ask them to sit in a chair and stand up from that position and time them! We chiropractors are an inquisitive group! Tests like these reveal to your Ashburn chiropractor much about your spinal condition. Another analysis of such studies found that manual therapy like spinal manipulation used at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured more studies like these are in progress, and one explicitly looking at how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction affects these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.


Many trials have previously demonstrated that numerous chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience falls and have balance issues. That is a foremost problem for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they manytimes also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and muscle strength. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges our patients to exercise for balance and stability.


The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a well-known and very vital stabilizer for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased. Those players with low back pain showed significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain were to have the same issue while standing and at rest. (3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and mass were linked to the lumbar multifidus muscle size. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has some exercise recommendations for our Ashburn back pain patients to boost their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and stability. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to give them to you at your Ashburn chiropractic visit!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Marc Baker on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. The value of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for back pain and neck pain patients’ recovery is highlighted.

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Let Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn play a role in your plan to maintain and improve your stability and balance during your back pain or neck pain episode…and throughout this odd time of coronavirus.

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