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Back Pain Changes Ashburn Spinal Movement

Any Ashburn back pain sufferer will agree: back pain changes movement. Sitting down takes more time. Standing up is slower. Bending over requires some thought…or causes total avoidance. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows back pain changes motions. Researchers keep studying just how and how much it alters movement. With chiropractic care, your Ashburn chiropractor aims to help you regain the ease of movement you had before you had back pain.


Back pain patients move atypically. They often alter the way they move to prevent pain. They will walk differently. They bend differently. Their spinal kinematics – motions – are unusual. A recent study analyzed over 800 papers on the subject of altered kinematics. The authors asserted that the limitation of lumbar spinal mobility in all planes brought on by low back pain was statistically significant. (1) Another study found that the type of spinal disorder a patient affected the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement. Patients with spinal deformity-related back pain demonstrated greater differences in an array of biomechanical motions (like hip, spine, and knee torque) weighed against patients with non-specific low back pain. (2) Determining just how much spinal kinematics are impacted by back pain is the job your Ashburn chiropractor enjoys most.


When healthcare providers like your Ashburn chiropractor evaluate new low back pain patients, tests like sit-to-stand that check our new patients’ ability to carry out motions demanded by activities of daily living are valuable. Patients with low back pain exhibit greatly altered kinematics, motions, of the spine. (3) Patients with low back pain showed motion changes in the lumbar spine, hip and trunk. (4) Chronic non-specific low back pain sufferers showed altered motor adaptability while performing various repetitive functional tasks like flexion, extension, lifting, walking, sit-to-stand-to-sit motions. (5) The chiropractic spinal examination at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is comprehensive to document the extent to which low back pain is impeding your daily activities in order to return you to your activities of daily living with the least possible trouble.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for two patients with spinal stenosis, a condition suffered by many people that tends to affect motion.

Make your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. When back pain has affected the way you move, walk, even think about moving, etc., come to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for not only back pain relief but also a return to more normal kinematic motion.

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