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Nashua Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

December 07, 2021

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has many of us Nashua back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is at times the hardest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are good ways to cope with the liminality. Moriarty Chiropractic is right there with our Nashua chiropractic patients as they wait.


Back pain specialists will frequently assign ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing how deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming and pleasant with a more sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes twice a day for 4 weeks effectively generated positive outcomes to improve autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allocated time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s struggles, discover calmness, and process current feelings) (3) are useful. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages any of these ideas to enhance the healing, pain-relieving process with Nashua chiropractic services.


A fascinating outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers use to deal with their pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers interview sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own distinctive group of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their previous, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also handling distress. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, held up by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find a treatment that works for them. They frequently consult a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Nashua back pain and Nashua leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at Moriarty Chiropractic as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan comprising the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule guides both: 50% subjective relief (how you feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) reduce the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to every other day). Moriarty Chiropractic is always monitoring the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how what the patient expects influences their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little worry. Moriarty Chiropractic understands this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Moriarty Chiropractic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking.