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Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

December 18, 2019

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and fastest way possible. This isn’t 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. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers encourages our Baton Rouge back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for the better. Many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients have lived this.


Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with papers emphasizing the importance of patient-involvement in treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering culprits that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to address these issues and increase 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 reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers tries to do anything possible to help our Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is certain you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now 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 worked for others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows that some of our Baton Rouge 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 optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented to you once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.