Minster 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 Minster Chiropractic Center and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and quickest way possible. This is not always possible though. We all need to look at our pain and make friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Minster Chiropractic Center encourages our Minster back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many Minster chiropractic patients have lived this.


Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers highlighting the importance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved? 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 reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to address 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 discovered that a variety of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Minster Chiropractic Center tries to do whatever it takes to help our Minster back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced 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 improving trunk flexors. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center shares such options to help our patients.


Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Minster Chiropractic Center is certain you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now gathering data on the effectiveness of various interventions at various times 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 personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Minster Chiropractic Center knows that some of our Minster 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 outlines how back pain patients can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Minster Chiropractic Center. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” was not presented to you once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

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