“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.
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.
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!
CONTACT Watertown Wellness 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 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.