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

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has some of us Groton back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is occasionally 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 deal with the liminality. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is right there with our Groton chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will frequently suggest ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are describing how deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be more calming and pleasant with a more sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allocated time to be in a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s struggles, relish some calmness, and embrace current feelings) (3) are useful. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages any of these practices to boost the healing, pain-relieving process with Groton chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

An interesting outcome from a study done in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to manage their pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers interview low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains 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 concern. 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 kept this belief. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is manytimes amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover something that works for them. They oftentimes talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they just know there is help. Groton back pain and Groton leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan including 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). Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is always monitoring the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 Groton chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a little concern. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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