Liminality. A time of waiting. A
time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and
waiting to holiday get-togethers
and a new year. Back pain has some of us San Jose back pain
and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning
on the arrival 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. Chiropractic Solutions is right beside our San Jose chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are describing
how deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be 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 4 weeks
effectively generated positive outcomes to enhance
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allowed for time to be
in a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, find calmness, and process
current feelings) (3) are beneficial.
Chiropractic Solutions encourages any of these practices to
enhance the healing, pain-relieving process
with San Jose chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
A fascinating outcome from a study performed
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained
the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to deal with their
pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own unique set of issues in terms of its
persistence and symptom severity. Researchers illustrated
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related
to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their previous, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also handling concern.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
bolstered 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) Chiropractic Solutions is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find something that works for them. They frequently
consult a variety of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. San Jose back pain and
San Jose leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally
arrive at Chiropractic Solutions as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment,
its expected outcome, and its treatment plan including 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). Chiropractic Solutions is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a
little concern. Chiropractic Solutions understands this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!
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