Eugene Chiropractic Care Relief for Back Pain and Fear of Back Pain

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.


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’s 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.


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.


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.

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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.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic delivers a comprehensive Eugene chiropractic treatment plan to help relieve the back pain and the fear and depression that sometimes accompany it.
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