West Palm Beach Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has some of us West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on a state of pain relief as well. The waiting is occasionally the toughest 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. Moses Chiropractic is right beside our West Palm Beach 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 showing that 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 a minute for 10 minutes twice a day for 4 weeks effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allowed for time to be in a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s struggles, find calmness, and embrace current thoughts) (3) are useful. Moses Chiropractic encourages any of these ideas to enhance the healing, pain-relieving process with West Palm Beach 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 thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to deal with their pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an eventual 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, strengthened by a belief that sciatica is a passing problem that is fixable, not a long-term illness. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for a while kept this belief. (4) Moses Chiropractic is manytimes amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes consult a variety of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they just know there is help. West Palm Beach back pain and West Palm Beach leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Moses Chiropractic as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, 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) decrease the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to every other day). Moses Chiropractic constantly monitors the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the role of patient expectations in their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little concern. Moses Chiropractic understands this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Moses Chiropractic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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