Fernandina Beach Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has many of us Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is occasionally 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 good ways to cope with the liminality. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is right there with our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients as they wait.


Back pain specialists will frequently suggest ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which patients reported to be more calming and pleasant with a more sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes twice a day for 4 weeks effectively brought about positive outcomes to improve autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allowed for time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s struggles, relish some calmness, and process current feelings) (3) are useful. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with Fernandina Beach chiropractic services.


An interesting outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers use to manage their pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica comes with its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers described the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an eventual 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, held up by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term illness. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes consult a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Fernandina Beach back pain and Fernandina Beach leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan comprising the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule guides 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). Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is always monitoring the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how what the patient expects influences their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little concern. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understands this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
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