“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 commonly hear. 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!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
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!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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.