“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!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
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 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
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!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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.