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West Palm Beach Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Chiropractic Care and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and quickest 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 Care encourages our West Palm Beach back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients have lived this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

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 reports emphasizing the importance of patient-involvement in 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 offending factors that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to deal with these issues and improve the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study found that a mix of approaches to drop disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Chiropractic Care tries to do whatever it takes to help our West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, decreasing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Chiropractic Care shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Chiropractic Care is positive you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting data on the effectiveness of various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Chiropractic Care looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Chiropractic Care knows that some of our West Palm Beach back pain patients will love this!

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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 optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Chiropractic Care. 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 contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Chiropractic Care calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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