“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Spine & Sports Rehab Center and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all
the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and quickest way possible. This isn’t
always possible though. We all have 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges
our Baton Rouge back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate 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.
Amazingly 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
highlighting the significance 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 culprits that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special
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 particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Spine & Sports Rehab Center
tries to do whatever it takes to help our Baton Rouge
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced
nonspecific chronic low back pain equally 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 helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Have you heard “There is
an app for that!”? Spine & Sports Rehab Center is certain you have! Not
surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at various times
for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data,
researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have
worked for others experiencing 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows that some of our Baton Rouge back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. 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” was not 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.