“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all
the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least
effort required 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 have to see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. urges
our Auburn back pain patients and neck pain patients to take
part in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may well alter your life for
the better. Many Auburn chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Remarkably 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
emphasizing the importance 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 offending factors that reduced
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a distinctive
plan to address 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 found that a mix of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
tries to do anything possible to help our Auburn
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 are a part of the problem, whole body
electrical stimulation improved patients’
strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, reducing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s
an app for that!”? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is certain you have! Not
surprising45 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 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 plan to 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 on
what others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows that some of our Auburn back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic appointment
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. 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” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.