Williamson Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Apple Country Chiropractic and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and quickest way possible. This is not always possible though. We all have to look at our pain and make friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Apple Country Chiropractic urges our Williamson back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many Williamson chiropractic patients have lived this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with studies highlighting the importance 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 interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to address these issues and improve 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 lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Apple Country Chiropractic tries to do whatever it takes to help our Williamson 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 due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, reducing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic shares such alternatives to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Apple Country Chiropractic is sure you have! Not surprising45 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 usefulness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others with 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 reported helpful and relieving. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Apple Country Chiropractic knows that some of our Williamson 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 shares how back pain patients can best help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Apple Country Chiropractic. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll 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.

Apple Country Chiropractic calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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