“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Pflugerville Wellness Center and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest 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. Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages
our Pflugerville 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 change your life for
the better. Many Pflugerville chiropractic patients have lived this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study weren’t actively engaged in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with reports
emphasizing 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 interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and increase
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 lessen
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Pflugerville Wellness Center
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Pflugerville
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 equally as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation improved patients’
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There’s
an app for that!”? Pflugerville Wellness 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 baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
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 tailored for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on
what others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" Pflugerville Wellness Center knows that some of our Pflugerville back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
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 the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Pflugerville Wellness Center. Be ready to be involved in your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” was not presented
to you once you are feeling better regarding
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.