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New Roads Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments New Roads Chiropractic Center and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required and quickest way possible. This isn’t always possible though. We all need 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center urges our New Roads back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for the better. Many New Roads chiropractic patients have lived this.


Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with studies emphasizing 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 deal with these issues and raise the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study found that a variety of approaches to lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, New Roads Chiropractic Center tries to do whatever it takes to help our New Roads back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There is an app for that!”? New Roads Chiropractic Center is certain you have! Not alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now gathering data on the effectiveness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" New Roads Chiropractic Center knows that some of our New Roads back pain patients will love this!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at New Roads Chiropractic Center. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented to you once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

New Roads Chiropractic Center invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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