Fear of the “damaged spine.” It’s a most common feeling to have about a lot of things in life. Fear avoidance. It’s common in Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers. When back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic physician recognize the influences of fear and fear avoidance on Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients. Fear prevents Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers from doing the simplest things out of concern that they may make the pain worse. The spine is rather sturdy, but when it is damaged its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its owner. New Hampshire Spine and Sport assists Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers manage the fear of back pain with information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you suffer pain with something, you attempt to avoid that something like shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that produces leg pain. If you feel back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity for a Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her damaged back makes good sense. Researchers explain though that if a back pain sufferer feels pain in the early days of back pain and does not make a big deal out of it, he or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport understands with the Southern New Hampshire back pain patient who does not want to move too much due to fear that his or her back will hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time. New Hampshire Spine and Sport positively gets Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life one little motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
New Hampshire Spine and Sport joins motion into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is all about motion and easing back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Incorporating manipulation to the treatment of low back pain earlier increased the effectiveness of manipulation on back pain relief and lowered the use of medication to control the pain. (2) The Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan at New Hampshire Spine and Sport involves gentle, comforting Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the spine as the back pain and/or leg pain improves.
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Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may get a back pain sufferer to seek non-surgical care as available at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Listen in to this podcast of a patient who didn’t want a second back surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even returned to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment at New Hampshire Spine and Sport to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and get you moving!