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Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care Relief for Back Pain and Fear of Back Pain

February 19, 2019

Have you noticed that if you see someone with a pin approach a balloon, you flinch or cover your ears? You know there’s a pop coming. It is similar with Fort Wayne back pain. If you expect your back to be painful, it often is. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares for back pain patients every day with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s intensity. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc strives to help our Fort Wayne back pain patients experience back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.


Researchers write that perception of pain is shaped by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the real sensation of pain. However, the bigger the difference between the expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain affects the real experience of pain. (1) It's not surprising, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet they suffer with  back pain. There’s a disconnect between perception and reality. Caring for Fort Wayne back pain patients consists of not just treating the basis of back pain but its effects on the whole person, mind and body.


Patients fear Fort Wayne back pain. Patients desire a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often despite what the medical guidelines dictate). These perceived patient needs affect patient outcomes. (3) Back pain specialists who know these perceived needs can address these needs, can talk about these needs and can explain how these needs are being met with the Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you and your desired and deserved pain relief.


Luckily, spinal manipulation proves itself worthy of use by Fort Wayne back pain patients as research reports that it may reduce the expectation of pain, the fear of movement and other associated brain responses that chronic low back pain patients feel. (As an aside, how were these findings documented? With amazing new MRI technology that examines brain function and blood oxygen level signaling! Amazing!).  (4) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers the gentlest type of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself is amazing. Another research study documented that manipulation and mobilization likely reduce pain and increase function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a better effect than mobilization. Both appeared to be safe interventions leading the researchers to propose that a multimodal treatment plan may be promising. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows this to be true! Your treatment plan will involve a mix of treatment tactics to help get you the relief you want.

Listen to this PODCAST with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville discusses how he combines a variety of treatment methods to help his patients return to the activities they want to do without always experiencing the fear of pain.

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Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. As a team, you and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will help create positive perceptions of back pain relief possible with chiropractic care.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers a comprehensive Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan to help relieve the back pain and the fear and depression that sometimes accompany it.