Eugene Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“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 fastest 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

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 interfered with 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

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 gathering 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!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how back pain patients may 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.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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