Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us transitioning and
waiting to holiday get-togethers
and a new year. Back pain has many of us Fort Wayne back pain
and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting
on a state of pain relief as well.
The waiting is occasionally 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. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is right there
with our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will often assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing
how deep breathing exercises (particularly
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as more calming
and pleasant with a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks
effectively generated positive outcomes to improve
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which created time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, relish some calmness, and embrace
current thoughts) (3) are useful.
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic supports any of these practices to
augment the healing, pain-relieving process
with Fort Wayne chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
An interesting outcome from a study performed
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to cope with their
pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers
interview sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with
its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains
to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also controlling concern.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
bolstered by a belief that sciatica is a passing
problem that is fixable, not a long-term disease.
Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while
maintained this belief. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is manytimes
amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find something that works for them. They frequently
talk with a variety of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. Fort Wayne back pain and
Fort Wayne leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Aaron Chiropractic Clinic as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for
relief. The 50% Rule guides 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 change to
every other day). Aaron Chiropractic Clinic constantly monitors
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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.
Set up your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a
little worry. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic understands this and has
the experience in walking this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!
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