“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least
effort required and fastest way possible. This isn’t
always possible though. We all have to look at our pain and make
friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges
our Ashburn back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many Ashburn chiropractic patients have experienced 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 filled with studies
emphasizing the significance of patient-involvement in 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 culprits that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and raise
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study found that a mix of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
tries to do anything possible to help our Ashburn
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
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 helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, dropping
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There is
an app for that!”? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is certain you have! Not
alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you keep track of self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data,
researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others experiencing 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 reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows that some of our Ashburn back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how
back pain patients can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” was not presented
to you once you are feeling better regarding
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.