“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Wilson Family Chiropractic and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest 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. Wilson Family Chiropractic encourages
our Millville back pain patients and neck pain patients to take
part in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may well change your life for
the better. Many Millville chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not actively involved in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with papers
emphasizing the significance 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 made a distinctive
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 discovered that a mix of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Wilson Family Chiropractic
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Millville
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 because
of back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, decreasing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There is
an app for that!”? Wilson Family Chiropractic is positive you have! Not
alarming 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 currently
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at various times
for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection,
researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others with similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be personalized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Wilson Family Chiropractic knows that some of our Millville back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Wilson Family Chiropractic. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.