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

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has some of us West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is sometimes the hardest 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 deal with the liminality. Chiropractic Care is right beside our West Palm 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 studies are describing how deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per minute for 10 minutes twice a day for a month effectively produced 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 thoughts) (3) are useful. Chiropractic Care supports any of these practices to boost the healing, pain-relieving course of action with West Palm Beach 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) – described the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to manage their pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers interview low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique group of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains to sciatica patients who tend 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 form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, held up by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) Chiropractic Care is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes consult a variety of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they just know there is help. West Palm Beach back pain and West Palm Beach leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Chiropractic Care as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule directs both: 50% subjective relief (how you feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) reduce the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to every other day). Chiropractic Care 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 the role of patient expectations in their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Set up your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a little worry. Chiropractic Care knows this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

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