Fort Wayne Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and quickest way possible. This is not always possible though. We all have 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. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center encourages our Fort Wayne back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients have experienced this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with reports emphasizing the importance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved? 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 interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to address these issues and improve 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, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center tries to do whatever it takes to help our Fort Wayne 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 play a role, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, dropping pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center is positive 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 collecting data on the usefulness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, 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 customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center knows that some of our Fort Wayne back pain patients will love this!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how back pain patients may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” was not 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.

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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