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Ashburn Chronic Low Back Pain Related to Physical Activity Level

Is physical activity really important? Back pain sufferers ask, especially those who try to avoid physical activity! May  Ashburn back pain sufferers are not exercisers by nature. (Are you?) Your Ashburn chiropractor knows all sorts of back pain sufferers and knows all sorts of physical activity options that may be more appealing. At Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn we try to match the exercise option to the chronic back pain sufferer and symptomatology to optimize the results of exercise described in research studies to be valuable in managing, relieving, and preventing back pain.

3 HOURS OF LEISURE TIME: What do you do?

How do you spend your non-work hours impacts your back pain experience! Let’s first define sedentary versus physically active. Researchers in one study defined physically active folks as those who were more active in their leisure time. They spent 3 hours of their leisure time a day being physically active. Sedentary folks spent 3 hours or more a day of their leisure time sitting. Physically active folks were 33% less likely to have low back pain compared with more sedentary folks. (1) Takeaway: Be more physically active in your off-time! Like gardening? Garden! Like walking? Walk! Like talking? Take a walk with a friend, and talk!


We are all different! Regarding back pain, the difference shines even more in some regards. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows some chronic low back pain patients are more likely to exercise and be physically active than others who tend to be more sedentary. What is the difference in these folks? Researchers found a couple things: more physically active ones (those who do at least 150 mins. of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week) have a lower body mass index and higher levels of leisure time physical activity. Sedentary folks (those who perform more than 8 hours of time in sedentary activities a day) are more likely to have lower levels of activity at work. (2) Hum? We know that such patient characteristics need to be considered when treating back pain patients and encouraging physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyle activity. How can Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn assist our more sedentary back pain patients? Hopefully sharing these little bits of information is helpful! Your Ashburn chiropractor is here for you. Let us know your thoughts on how we can help you!


In a Cochrane Review performed by a high level scientific and well respected research group, exercise for chronic low back pain was shown once again to be promisingly relieving. The review involved reviewing 249 papers and their outcomes. Pain relief and functional limitation improvement were found. (3) Exercise repeatedly shows itself to be beneficial for managing chronic low back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares what back pain patients can expect from care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. The system is a collaboration!

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment today. We are here for every Ashburn chiropractic patient, active and sedentary! Whatever your physical activity level, trust Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to walk the path to decreased back pain with you. Exercise is beneficial. We’ll find some form of physical activity that works for you. 

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn describes the relationship between physical activity level and back pain and the benefit of being physically active.   
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