Fear of the “damaged spine.” It’s a most common
feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It’s common for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers. When
back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Baton Rouge chiropractic physician are aware of the effects
of fear and fear avoidance on Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear prevents Baton Rouge back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things out of concern that they may make the pain worse. The spine
is pretty resilient, but when it’s damaged
its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its
owner. Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps Baton Rouge 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 have
pain with something, you try 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 feel back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity
for a Baton Rouge back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that
if a back pain sufferer experiences pain in the early days of
back pain and does not make a huge deal out of it, he
or she does not get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands
with the Baton Rouge back pain patient who doesn’t want
to move too much due to fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than before.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center successfully gets Baton Rouge back pain
sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life
one little motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Spine & Sports Rehab Center incorporates motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that accompanies 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic
treatment plan at Spine & Sports Rehab Center involves gentle, comforting
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and reduce
pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain improves.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may lead
a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back
surgery and got relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he quit due to pain!
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at
Spine & Sports Rehab Center to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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