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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Shares Tips on How to Reduce Negative Effects of Back Pain on Your Life

Quality of life. That is the central factor in aging well and enjoying life to its fullest. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is honored to work with Ashburn chiropractic patients to enhance their chances of aging well and experiencing the best quality of life possible. Ashburn back pain patients value knowing what factors might negatively affect their quality of life and their options to reduce the influence of those factors.

FACTORS INFLUENCING BACK PAIN AND QUALITY OF LIFE

Musculoskeletal diseases like osteoporosis, knee arthritis, disc degeneration and related back pain lower quality of life. These conditions often happen in mid-life and older life, rendering life not very enjoyable. Researchers found factors that seem to reduce the odds of getting these conditions. What are they? Lower body mass index (BMI). Good spinal alignment. Greater back muscle strength. No trouble with locomotion syndrome – trouble with moving from one position to another, one place to another. Stable body balance. With all of these good factors in place, middle aged and older folks can enjoy a better quality of life. (1) Further, since lumbar spine extensor muscles are notoriously important factors in motor control functions like balance, attempts to strengthen these particularly are critical to attempt to turn around such problems as balance control. (2) Exercise is often a part of the chiropractic treatment plan for Ashburn back pain patients. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows that back pain sufferers have many options of care from which to choose and shares what the researchers say about the options.

SURGICAL OUTCOMES

To benefit most out of an option, the circumstances must be optimal.  Back surgery may not always be the best option for every Ashburn back pain patient. Undergoing back surgery does not always produce fully the desired outcome, especially for patients with back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. The pain and disability that come with it lingered for 29% to 42% of patients who reportedly experienced little to no benefit from back surgery. (3) Today’s guidelines of care for back pain recommend non-surgical options like spinal manipulation first. Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn incorporates Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression spinal manipulation to achieve the sought after pain reduction outcome.

Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC CARE OUTCOMES

Chiropractic researchers are presently looking into the particular effects of chiropractic care’s spinal manipulation on balance, strength and endurance improvement in patients with low back pain, especially active military personnel as 20% of all disability discharges were associated with back pain. (4) Low back pain is a common cause of disability in the military. Seeing as how military personnel are people like the rest of us, this study’s results will be interesting! In another study, the addition of chiropractic care - spinal manipulative therapy to the low back and adjacent regions along with other therapeutic procedures such as rehabilitative exercise, cryotherapy, superficial heat, and other manual therapies - to usual medical care - self-care, medications, physical therapy, and pain clinic referral – improved short-term outcomes in low back pain intensity and disability in active duty military. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn gathers these positive studies to share with our Ashburn back pain patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details his care of a back pain patient who attained relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation, improved his quality of life notwithstanding his lumbar spinal stenosis condition.

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic visit. Together, you and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will set a course to make sure your quality of life in middle and older age is as pleasant as possible without the harmful influence of back pain and other uncomfortable musculoskeletal diseases.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares chiropractic care of back pain to reduce its negative effects on our back pain patients’ quality of life.
 
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