Fort Wayne Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking12/07/2021Liminality. 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! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."