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Preston Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Chiropractic Associates and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. 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 can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Chiropractic Associates urges our Preston back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for the better. Many Preston chiropractic patients have lived this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with studies highlighting the importance of patient-engagement with 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 created 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 found that a variety of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Chiropractic Associates tries to do anything possible to help our Preston back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain equally 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, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Chiropractic Associates shares such alternatives to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Chiropractic Associates is certain you have! Not alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting data on the usefulness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Chiropractic Associates looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Chiropractic Associates knows that some of our Preston 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 Preston chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Chiropractic Associates. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Chiropractic Associates invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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