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Watertown Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Watertown Wellness Center and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and quickest way possible. This isn’t always possible though. We all have 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. Watertown Wellness Center encourages our Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractic patients have experienced this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with reports emphasizing the importance of patient-involvement in 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 offending factors that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a distinctive plan to address 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 discovered that a mix of approaches to drop disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Watertown Wellness Center tries to do whatever it takes to help our Watertown back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, reducing pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Watertown Wellness Center shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There’s an app for that!”? Watertown Wellness Center is positive you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now gathering data on the effectiveness 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 tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Watertown Wellness Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Watertown Wellness Center knows that some of our Watertown 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 shares how back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Watertown Wellness 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” was not available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

Watertown Wellness Center calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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