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 Brooks back pain sufferers. When
back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior tends
to creep in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Brooks chiropractic physician are aware of the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Brooks back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear prevents Brooks back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things because they
worry that they may make the pain worse. The spine
is pretty resilient, but when it is damaged
its resiliency fades in the mind of its
owner. Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks back pain
sufferers manage the fear of back pain via
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you feel
pain with something, you strive to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
elicits leg pain. If you have back pain when you move, you try not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity
for a Brooks back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that
if a back pain sufferer has pain in the early days of
back pain and doesn’t make a huge deal out of it, he
or she doesn’t get caught in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic empathizes
with the Brooks back pain patient who doesn’t desire
to move too much out of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than before.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic successfully gets Brooks back pain
sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life
one tiny motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Soft Health and Healing Clinic joins motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that goes
along with it. Adding manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier enhanced the effectiveness
of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of
medication to manage the pain. (2) The Brooks chiropractic
treatment plan at Soft Health and Healing Clinic encompasses gentle, comforting
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and lessen
pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain lessens.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur
a back pain sufferer to seek non-surgical care as available at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who didn’t want a second back
surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he quit due to pain!
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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