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Ashburn Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

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 reduced 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

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!

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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.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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