“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least
effort required and quickest way possible. This is not
always possible though. We all need to look at our pain and make
friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages
our Eugene 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 Eugene chiropractic patients have lived this.
Remarkably 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 involved?
In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making,
and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the
interfering offending factors that reduced
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and raise
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study found that a variety of approaches to lessen
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
tries to do anything possible to help our Eugene
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped
nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because
of back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s
an app for that!”? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is certain you have! Not
alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the
works to help you manage self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection,
researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be customized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on
what others with similar conditions found helpful and
relieving. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows that some of our Eugene back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how
back pain patients can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active
part of the relief process.