“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Chiropractic Solutions and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least
effort required and fastest way possible. This isn’t
always possible though. We all have 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. Chiropractic Solutions urges
our San Jose back pain patients and neck pain patients to take
part in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many San Jose chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not actively engaged in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe 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 reduced
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special
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, Chiropractic Solutions
tries to do whatever it takes to help our San Jose
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased
nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, dropping
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Chiropractic Solutions
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There is
an app for that!”? Chiropractic Solutions is sure you have! Not
surprising45 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 usefulness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data,
researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have
worked for others with similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be customized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on
what others with similar conditions found helpful and
relieving. (4) Chiropractic Solutions looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" Chiropractic Solutions knows that some of our San Jose back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Chiropractic Solutions. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active
part of the relief process.