Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common
feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It’s common in Groton back pain sufferers. When
back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Groton chiropractic physician recognize the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Groton back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear prevents Groton back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things because they
worry that they may hurt. The spine
is pretty sturdy, but when it is damaged
its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its
owner. Hutter Chiropractic Office assists Groton back pain
sufferers manage the fear of back pain with
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you suffer
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
provokes leg pain. If you feel back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity
for a Groton back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers explain though that
if a back pain sufferer feels pain in the early days of
back pain and does not make a big deal out of it, he
or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Hutter Chiropractic Office understands
with the Groton back pain patient who doesn’t want
to move too much out of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than before.
Hutter Chiropractic Office positively gets Groton back pain
sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life
one small motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Hutter Chiropractic Office joins motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Hutter Chiropractic Office
is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Adding manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier sped up the effectiveness
of manipulation on back pain relief and lowered the use of
medication to manage the pain. (2) The Groton chiropractic
treatment plan at Hutter Chiropractic Office encompasses gentle, soothing
Cox Technic to open the spinal canal and reduce
pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain eases.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur
a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Hutter Chiropractic Office. 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 Groton chiropractic appointment at
Hutter Chiropractic Office to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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