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.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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!
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