Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common
feeling to have about a lot of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It is common in Eugene back pain sufferers. When
back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Eugene chiropractic physician recognize the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Eugene back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear keeps Eugene back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things out of concern that they may hurt. The spine
is pretty resilient, but when it is damaged
its resiliency disappears in the mind of its
owner. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic helps Eugene back pain
sufferers cope with the fear of back pain via
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you experience
pain with something, you strive to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
aggravates leg pain. If you have back pain when you move, you try not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity
for a Eugene back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers explain though that
if a back pain sufferer has pain in the early days of
back pain and does not make a big deal out of it, he
or she does not get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic empathizes
with the Eugene back pain patient who doesn’t want
to move too much because of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic successfully gets Eugene back pain
sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life
one little motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic incorporates motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that goes
along with it. Adding manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier sped up the success
of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of
medication to control the pain. (2) The Eugene chiropractic
treatment plan at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic involves gentle, soothing
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and reduce
pressure on the spinal nerves as well as bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain lessens.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur
a back pain sufferer to seek non-surgical care as available at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who didn’t want a second back
surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment at
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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