Liminality. A time of waiting. A
time of transition. 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 waiting and transitioning
on the arrival of pain relief, too.
The waiting is sometimes the hardest
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 cope with the liminality. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is right beside our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently suggest
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be more calming and pleasant with stronger
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for a month
effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance
autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allowed for time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s
struggles, find calmness, and process
current feelings) (3) are useful.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages any of these practices to
boost the healing, pain-relieving course of action
with Fort Wayne chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
A fascinating outcome from a study done
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers employ to manage their
pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its
persistence and symptom severity. Researchers described
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related
to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an
eventual return to their previous, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also managing worry.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
held up 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 some time
maintained this belief. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to discover something that works for them. They frequently
consult a variety of healthcare
providers and try many different approaches as they just know there is help. Fort Wayne back pain and
Fort Wayne leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally
arrive at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its expected outcome, and its treatment plan comprising
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 change to
every other day). Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc constantly monitors
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the role of patient expectations in their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a
little concern. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!