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Ashburn Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

Independence. It is an admirable quality. Sometimes. When it comes to exercise, accepting a little guidance more often is better. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to be your guide! Ashburn back pain sufferers can rely on Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to assemble, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving just for you!


Research demonstrates that supervised exercise therapy allows significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s not used enough. Home based exercise therapy with observation tools like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other valuable alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the desired independence. (1) Ashburn back pain patients may benefit just like these back pain patients. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more like that!


A newer report states that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function in comparison to unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study evaluated a more specific schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – twice a week and one time a week - to home exercise. It states specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice weekly for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance compared with one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our Ashburn back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, no doubt!


Improvement is the goal in managing back pain. Independence only takes you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a tipping point when the pain just can’t be put up with any longer! Then a visit to the doctor is planned. Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for subsequent care. (That was the topic of another blog!) Regarding exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative management forms that are often too rarely used while opioid prescriptions are very common in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy sessions. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your Ashburn chiropractor is a well-trained Ashburn back pain specialist whose treatment plan incorporates the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Together, we will set up a thorough treatment plan for you that will allow a nice balance of independence and supervision for best Ashburn back pain relief.

Ashburn back pain patients have a partner in Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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