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Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has some of us Burlington and Hamilton back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on a state of pain relief, too. The waiting is occasionally the toughest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are packed with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial ways to deal with the liminality. Spinal Care Clinic is right there with our Burlington and Hamilton 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 describing how deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per minute for 10 minutes twice a day for a month effectively generated positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allowed for time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s struggles, find calmness, and process current feelings) (3) are useful. Spinal Care Clinic supports any of these ideas to enhance the healing, pain-relieving process with Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

An interesting outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to cope with their pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica arrives with its own distinctive set of issues in terms of its persistence and symptom severity. Researchers illustrated the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their former, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also handling distress. This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, bolstered by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while kept this belief. (4) Spinal Care Clinic is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover something that works for them. They oftentimes talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they are confident that there is help. Burlington and Hamilton back pain and Burlington and Hamilton leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Spinal Care Clinic as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan comprising the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule directs 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 change to every other day). Spinal Care Clinic is always monitoring 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 shares the role of patient expectations in their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little worry. Spinal Care Clinic understands this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Spinal Care Clinic 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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