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

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has some of us New Roads back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is at times the hardest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are packed with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial ways to cope with the liminality. New Roads Chiropractic Center is right beside our New Roads chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will frequently prescribe ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing how deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which sufferers 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 4 weeks effectively brought about positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which created time to be in a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s struggles, find calmness, and process current thoughts) (3) are useful. New Roads Chiropractic Center supports any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with New Roads chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

An interesting outcome from a study done in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers use to cope with their pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an eventual return to their prior, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also handling distress. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, strengthened by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term illness. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for a while kept this belief. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find something that works for them. They oftentimes talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. New Roads back pain and New Roads leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at New Roads Chiropractic Center as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, 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) reduce the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to every other day). New Roads Chiropractic Center constantly monitors 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 discusses how what the patient expects influences their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next New Roads chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a little concern. New Roads Chiropractic Center knows this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

New Roads Chiropractic Center shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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