Paramus Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has many of us Paramus back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on a state of pain relief as well. The waiting is sometimes the hardest 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 positive ways to deal with the liminality. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is right there with our Paramus chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will frequently prescribe ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming and pleasant with a more sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively generated 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, relish some calmness, and embrace current thoughts) (3) are useful. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving process with Paramus chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

A fascinating 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 recovery path. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica arrives with its own unique group of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains 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 controlling worry. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, strengthened by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time kept this belief. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find something that works for them. They frequently consult a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. Paramus back pain and Paramus leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, 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 turn to every other day). Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a little concern. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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