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Augusta Chiropractic Care Relief for Back Pain and Fear of Back Pain

February 19, 2019

Have you found yourself flinching when someone approaches a balloon with a pin? You know there is a noise coming. It is the same with Augusta back pain. If you expect your back to hurt, it often is. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic cares for back pain patients every day with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s intensity. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic strives to help our Augusta back pain patients feel back pain relief and find a way to not expect their backs to hurt.


Researchers write that perception of pain is shaped by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the actual sensation of pain. However, the greater the difference between the expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain influences the real experience of pain. (1) It's no wonder, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet they suffer with  back pain. There is a disconnect between perception and reality. Treating Augusta back pain patients involves not just treating the basis of back pain but its influences on the whole person, mind and body.


Patients fear Augusta back pain. Patients want a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often regardless of what the medical guidelines dictate). These perceived needs patient by patients with back pain affect patient outcomes. (3) Back pain specialists who understand these perceived needs can address these needs, can talk about these needs and can explain how these needs are being met with the Augusta chiropractic treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you and your desired and deserved pain relief.


Fortunately, spinal manipulation shows itself worthy of use by Augusta back pain patients as research states that it may decrease the expectation of pain, the fear of movement and other associated brain responses that chronic low back pain patients experience. (As an aside, how were these findings discovered? With amazing new MRI technology that investigates brain function and blood oxygen level signaling! Amazing!).  (4) Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic delivers the gentlest type of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself is amazing. Another research study documented that manipulation and mobilization likely reduce pain and increase function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a better effect than mobilization. Both seemed to be safe interventions leading the researchers to suggest that a multimodal treatment plan may be encouraging. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Your treatment plan will consist of a mix of treatment approaches to help get you the relief you want.

Listen to this PODCAST with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville shares how he combines a variety of treatment methods to help his patients return to the activities they desire to do without always feeling the fear of pain.

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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Together, you and Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will help form positive perceptions of back pain relief possible with chiropractic care.

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic delivers a comprehensive Augusta chiropractic treatment plan to help relieve the back pain and the fear and depression that sometimes accompany it.