“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required and fastest way possible. This is not 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. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encourages our Augusta back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well alter your life for the better. Many Augusta chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with studies highlighting the importance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved? 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 address these issues and increase the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a mix of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic tries to do anything possible to help our Augusta back pain and neck pain patients!
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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 are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, reducing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is sure you have! Not alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now collecting data on the effectiveness of various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows that some of our Augusta 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 can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic visit soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” was not 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.