Have you found yourself flinching when someone approaches
a balloon with a pin? You know there’s a
noise coming. It’s similar with McHenry
back pain. If you expect your back to be
painful, it often is. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic cares for back pain
patients daily with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s
intensity. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic strives to help our McHenry
back pain patients feel back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.
McHenry BACK PAIN PERCEPTION
Researchers write that perception of pain is shaped
by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the actual
sensation of pain. However, the greater the difference between the
expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain affects
the real experience of pain. (1) It's not
surprising, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis,
intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with
depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet
they suffer with back pain. There is a
disconnect between perception and reality. Caring for
McHenry back pain patients involves not just treating
the source of back pain but its effects on the
whole person, mind and body.
McHenry BACK PAIN FEAR
Patients fear McHenry back pain. Patients want
a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often despite what
the medical guidelines say). These perceived needs
patient by patients with back pain influence patient outcomes.
(3) Back pain specialists who know these perceived needs can address
these needs, can discuss these needs and can explain
how these needs are being met with the McHenry chiropractic
treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you
and your sought after and deserved pain relief.
McHenry BACK PAIN RELIEF WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Fortunately, spinal manipulation proves
itself worthy of use by McHenry back pain patients as research states
that it may reduce the expectation of pain, the fear of movement
and other associated brain responses that chronic low back pain
patients feel. (As an aside, how were
these findings discovered? With amazing new MRI
technology that examines brain function and blood
oxygen level signaling! Amazing!). (4)
Your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic delivers
the gentlest form of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself
is amazing. Another research study documented that manipulation
and mobilization likely decrease pain and increase
function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a better
effect than mobilization. Both seemed to be safe interventions leading
the researchers to suggest that a multimodal treatment plan may be promising.
(5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows this to be true! Your treatment plan will involve a mix
of treatment approaches to help get you the relief you want.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville discusses how he combines
a variety of treatment methods to help his patients return to
the activities they desire to do without always experiencing
the fear of pain.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Together, you and OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will help form
positive perceptions of back pain relief possible with chiropractic care.