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.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
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.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
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.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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!
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