“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Most Chiropractic Clinic and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and fastest way possible. This isn’t
always possible though. We all have to look at our pain and make
friends with it to some extent. We have to see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Most Chiropractic Clinic encourages
our Murfreesboro back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many Murfreesboro chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study weren’t actively involved in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers
highlighting the significance of patient-engagement
with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating?
In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making,
and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the
interfering culprits that reduced
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a special
plan to address these issues and increase
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study found that a mix of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Most Chiropractic Clinic
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Murfreesboro
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped
nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body
electrical stimulation improved patients’
strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, decreasing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Most Chiropractic Clinic
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s
an app for that!”? Most Chiropractic Clinic is sure you have! Not
surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection,
researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have
worked for others with similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be tailored for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on
what others with similar conditions found helpful and
relieving. (4) Most Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Most Chiropractic Clinic knows that some of our Murfreesboro back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how
back pain patients can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Most Chiropractic Clinic. Be ready to be involved in your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.