Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday get-togethers
and a new year. Back pain has some of us Millville back pain
and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting
on a state of pain relief as well.
The waiting is at times the toughest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are positive
ways to cope with the liminality. Wilson Family Chiropractic is right beside our Millville chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will often assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as more calming
and pleasant with a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for a month
effectively produced positive outcomes to improve
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which created time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, discover calmness, and process
current thoughts) (3) are beneficial.
Wilson Family Chiropractic supports any of these practices to
boost the healing, pain-relieving course of action
with Millville chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
An interesting outcome from a study done
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers employ to manage their
pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own distinctive group of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies
to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also handling distress.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
bolstered by a belief that sciatica is a passing
problem that is fixable, not a long-term disease.
Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while
maintained this belief. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to discover something that works for them. They oftentimes
talk with a variety of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they are
confident that there is help. Millville back pain and
Millville leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Wilson Family Chiropractic as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its expected outcome, and its treatment plan comprising
the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for
relief. The 50% Rule directs both: 50% subjective relief (how you
feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) decrease
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to
every other day). Wilson Family Chiropractic is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
what the patient expects influences their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your next Millville
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a
little concern. Wilson Family Chiropractic knows this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!
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