“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Tarrytown Chiropractic and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all
the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and fastest 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. Tarrytown Chiropractic encourages
our Tarrytown back pain patients and neck pain patients to take
part in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many Tarrytown chiropractic patients have lived this.
Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not actively engaged in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with papers
emphasizing the significance 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 culprits that reduced
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and raise
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 drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Tarrytown Chiropractic
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Tarrytown
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped
nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because
of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body
electrical stimulation improved patients’
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s
an app for that!”? Tarrytown Chiropractic is sure you have! Not
alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you keep track of self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the usefulness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection,
researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others with 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) Tarrytown Chiropractic looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" Tarrytown Chiropractic knows that some of our Tarrytown back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Tarrytown Chiropractic. Be ready to be involved in your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly
surprised that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.