Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance. It is common in Augusta back pain sufferers. When back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior tends to creep in with it. Back pain specialists like your Augusta chiropractic physician recognize the effects of fear and fear avoidance on Augusta back pain and neck pain patients. Fear prevents Augusta back pain sufferers from doing the simplest things because they worry that they may experience pain. The spine is rather sturdy, but when it is damaged its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its owner. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic assists Augusta back pain sufferers contain the fear of back pain with information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you have pain with something, you seek to avoid that something like shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that aggravates leg pain. If you have back pain when you move, you seek not to move like that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity for a Augusta back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that if a back pain sufferer has pain in the early days of back pain and doesn’t make a huge deal out of it, he or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic empathizes with the Augusta back pain patient who does not desire to move too much due to fear that his or her back will hurt again or maybe even worse than before. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic positively gets Augusta back pain sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life one tiny motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic incorporates motion into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Incorporating manipulation to the treatment of low back pain earlier increased the success of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of medication to manage the pain. (2) The Augusta chiropractic treatment plan at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encompasses gentle, soothing Cox Technic to open the spinal canal and reduce pressure on the spinal nerves as well as bring motion back to the spine as the back pain and/or leg pain lessens.
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Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may lead a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Listen in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back surgery and got relief with Cox Technic. He even got back to exercising and moving which he quit due to pain!
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!