Liminality. A time of waiting. A
time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and
waiting to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has many of us Murfreesboro back pain
and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning
on the arrival of pain relief, too.
The waiting is sometimes the toughest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are good
ways to cope with the liminality. Most Chiropractic Clinic is right there
with our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently suggest
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are showing that deep breathing exercises (particularly
the pursed-lips version which patients reported to be more calming and pleasant with a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for a month
effectively brought about positive outcomes to improve
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allocated time to be
in a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, find calmness, and process
current thoughts) (3) are useful.
Most Chiropractic Clinic encourages any of these ideas to
augment the healing, pain-relieving process
with Murfreesboro chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
A fascinating outcome from a study done
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers employ to deal with their
pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers
interview sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by
its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers described
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains
to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an
eventual return to their former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also managing distress.
This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
held up by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease.
Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while
kept this belief. (4) Most Chiropractic Clinic is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find a treatment that works for them. They frequently
talk with many different types of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they are
confident that there is help. Murfreesboro back pain and
Murfreesboro leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Most Chiropractic Clinic as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan comprising
the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for
relief. The 50% Rule guides both: 50% subjective relief (how you
feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) decrease
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to
every other day). Most Chiropractic Clinic is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the role of patient expectations in their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your next Murfreesboro
chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a
little worry. Most Chiropractic Clinic knows this and has
the experience in walking this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!