“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Moriarty Chiropractic and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required 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 have to see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages our Nashua back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may well alter your life for the better. Many Nashua chiropractic patients have lived this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with reports highlighting the significance 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 offending factors that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to address these issues and improve the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered 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, Moriarty Chiropractic tries to do whatever it takes to help our Nashua back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, decreasing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There is an app for that!”? Moriarty Chiropractic is sure 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 currently collecting 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 customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Moriarty Chiropractic knows that some of our Nashua 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 shares how back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Moriarty Chiropractic. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy 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.