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Auburn Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has many of us Auburn back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is at times the toughest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are filled with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are positive ways to deal with the liminality. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is right beside our Auburn chiropractic patients as they wait.


Back pain specialists will often prescribe ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per minute for 10 minutes twice a day for a month effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which created time to be in a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s struggles, relish some calmness, and embrace current feelings) (3) are useful. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. encourages any of these practices to boost the healing, pain-relieving process with Auburn chiropractic services.


A fascinating outcome from a study done in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to cope with their pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica comes with its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an eventual return to their prior, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also controlling distress. This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, bolstered by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while maintained this belief. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is manytimes amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find something that works for them. They oftentimes consult a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Auburn back pain and Auburn leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule directs both: 50% subjective relief (how you feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) decrease the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to every other day). Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is always monitoring the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how what the patient expects influences their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a little worry. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
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