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McHenry Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has many of us McHenry back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on a state of pain relief, too. The waiting is at times the hardest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are good ways to deal with the liminality. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is right beside our McHenry chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will often suggest ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing how deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allocated time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s struggles, relish some calmness, and process current feelings) (3) are useful. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages any of these practices to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with McHenry chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

A fascinating outcome from a study done in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to cope with their pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and symptom severity. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an eventual return to their prior, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also controlling concern. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, strengthened by a belief that sciatica is a passing problem that is fixable, not a long-term illness. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time kept this belief. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes talk with many different types of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they are confident that there is help. McHenry back pain and McHenry leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment, its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan comprising the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule directs both: 50% subjective relief (how you feel) along with 50% objective relief (via specific test findings) decrease the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to every other day). OrthoIllinois Chiropractic constantly monitors the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how what the patient expects influences their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a little worry. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic understands this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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