Groton Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and quickest way possible. This is not 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages our Groton back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well alter your life for the better. Many Groton chiropractic patients have lived this.


Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers emphasizing the significance of patient-engagement with 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 reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to deal with 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 found 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, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office tries to do anything possible to help our Groton back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is positive you have! Not alarming 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 research data, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows that some of our Groton 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 optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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