“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all
the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and quickest way possible. This is not
always possible though. We all need 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. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center urges
our Paramus back pain patients and neck pain patients to take
part in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for
the better. Many Paramus chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study weren’t actively involved in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with papers
highlighting the significance of patient-engagement
with 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 made a special
plan to address these issues and improve
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study discovered that a variety of approaches to lessen
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
tries to do anything possible to help our Paramus
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 improved patients’
strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, decreasing
pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There’s
an app for that!”? Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is sure 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 currently
gathering 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 found helpful and
relieving. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center knows that some of our Paramus back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 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” wasn’t available once you are feeling better regarding
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.