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

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 accompanied by 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.

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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.

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!

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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