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Murfreesboro Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

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.


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.


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.

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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!

Most Chiropractic Clinic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
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