“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all
the time. 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages
our Fernandina Beach back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many Fernandina Beach 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 studies
highlighting the significance of patient-involvement in 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 offending factors that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and raise
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study found that a variety of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Fernandina Beach
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 improved patients’
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There’s
an app for that!”? Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 now
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 on
what others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows that some of our Fernandina Beach back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Amelia 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” wasn’t 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.