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Brooks Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Soft Health and Healing Clinic and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required 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 have to see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Soft Health and Healing Clinic urges our Brooks back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for the better. Many Brooks chiropractic patients have experienced this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with studies 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 reduced 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 discovered 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, Soft Health and Healing Clinic tries to do anything possible to help our Brooks back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped 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 a timely fashion, decreasing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Soft Health and Healing Clinic is positive you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works 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 data collection, researchers plan to 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 upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows that some of our Brooks 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 the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. 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 offered once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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