“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments New Hampshire Spine and Sport and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport urges our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well alter your life for the better. Many Southern New Hampshire 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 ripe with papers highlighting the significance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering offending factors that reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to deal with these issues and increase 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 particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, New Hampshire Spine and Sport tries to do anything possible to help our Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients!
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This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, reducing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? New Hampshire Spine and Sport is positive you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting data on the usefulness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows that some of our Southern New Hampshire 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 may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented to you once you are feeling better in terms of back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.