Have you found yourself flinching when someone approaches
a balloon with a pin? You know there’s a
pop coming. It is the same with Eugene
back pain. If you believe your back to hurt, it often is. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic cares for back pain
patients daily with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s
intensity. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic strives to help our Eugene
back pain patients experience back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.
Eugene BACK PAIN PERCEPTION
Researchers write that perception of pain is affected
by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the real
sensation of pain. However, the greater 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 is 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 is a
disconnect between perception and reality. Treating
Eugene back pain patients involves not just treating
the source of back pain but its effects on the
whole person, mind and body.
Eugene BACK PAIN FEAR
Patients fear Eugene back pain. Patients desire
a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often regardless of what
the medical guidelines say). These perceived patient needs influence patient outcomes.
(3) Back pain specialists who know these perceived needs can deal with
these needs, can discuss these needs and can describe
how these needs are being met with the Eugene chiropractic
treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you
and your desired and deserved pain relief.
Eugene BACK PAIN RELIEF WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Luckily, spinal manipulation proves
itself worthy of use by Eugene back pain patients as research states
that it may decrease the expectation of pain, the fear of movement
and other related brain responses that chronic low back pain
patients need. (As a side note, how were
these findings documented? With amazing new MRI
technology that investigates brain function and blood
oxygen level signaling! Amazing!). (4)
Your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic delivers
the gentlest form of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself
is amazing. Another research study reported that manipulation
and mobilization likely reduce pain and improve
function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a greater
effect than mobilization. Both appeared to be safe interventions guiding
the researchers to suggest that a multimodal treatment plan may be encouraging.
(5) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true! Your treatment plan will involve a mix
of treatment approaches 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 shares how he combines
a variety of treatment approaches to help his patients return to
the activities they want to do without always feeling
the fear of pain.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Together, you and Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will help create
positive perceptions of back pain relief possible with chiropractic care.