Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common
feeling to have about a lot of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It is common in Chicago back pain sufferers. When
back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Chicago chiropractic physician are aware of the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Chicago back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear prevents Chicago back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things because they
worry that they may experience pain. The spine
is pretty sturdy, but when it is damaged
its sturdiness fades in the mind of its
owner. Chiropractic Care helps Chicago back pain
sufferers manage the fear of back pain through
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you suffer
pain with something, you strive to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
provokes leg pain. If you suffer
with back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity
for a Chicago back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers explain though that
if a back pain sufferer feels pain in the early days of
back pain and does not make a big deal out of it, he
or she does not get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Chiropractic Care empathizes
with the Chicago back pain patient who does not want
to move too much out of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time.
Chiropractic Care positively gets Chicago back pain
sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life
one tiny motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Chiropractic Care joins motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Chiropractic Care
is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that goes
along with it. Adding manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier sped up the effectiveness
of manipulation on back pain relief and lowered the use of
medication to control the pain. (2) The Chicago chiropractic
treatment plan at Chiropractic Care includes gentle, soothing
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and lessen
pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain improves.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may lead
a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Chiropractic Care. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back
surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!
Schedule a Chicago chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Care to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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