Minster 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 many of us Minster back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on a state of pain relief as well. The waiting is sometimes the hardest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are filled with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial ways to cope with the liminality. Minster Chiropractic Center is right beside our Minster 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 showing that deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allocated time to be in a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s struggles, find calmness, and process current feelings) (3) are beneficial. Minster Chiropractic Center encourages any of these ideas to enhance the healing, pain-relieving process with Minster 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 thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to cope with their pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers interview sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers described the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their prior, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also handling worry. This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, bolstered by a belief that sciatica is a passing problem that is fixable, not a long-term illness. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for a while maintained this belief. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center is manytimes amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover something that works for them. They frequently consult many different types of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Minster back pain and Minster leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at Minster Chiropractic Center 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 change to every other day). Minster Chiropractic Center constantly monitors 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 shares the role of patient expectations in their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next Minster chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little concern. Minster Chiropractic Center knows this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

Minster Chiropractic Center 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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