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Fort Wayne Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

December 18, 2019

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest 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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages our Fort Wayne back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for the better. Many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients have experienced this.


Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with studies emphasizing the importance of patient-involvement in treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering culprits that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a special plan to deal with 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 discovered that a variety of approaches to drop disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc tries to do anything possible to help our Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients!


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, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There’s an app for that!”? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is sure you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage 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 will fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented to you once you are feeling better in terms of back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.