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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Encourages Adding Mindfulness to Chiropractic Back Pain Care

Mind-body-SPINE connection. The mind-body connection is in the health news a lot. Being part of the chiropractic profession, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic inserts “spine” to this connection, making it much more specific to what we see in our McHenry back pain and neck pain patients. When the spine hurts, the mind and body cannot help but hurt, too. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic designs individualized McHenry chiropractic treatment plans for spine pain, back pain, neck pain and related arm and leg pain sufferers that include chiropractic treatment, nutrition, and home exercise. Adding mindfulness practices to these spine care practices is often helpful and supported.


Spine pain, back pain, neck pain wears on a person. Pain often holds a sufferer back from accomplishing what he or she wants/needs to do and from experiencing a joyful life. When working with your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic on the physical pain relief, a back pain patient can take a mindful approach to dealing with the mind and its struggle with the pain and related depression and/or varying levels of sadness is found to help. In a study of lumbar disc herniation patients with back pain who used a mindfulness-based therapy, researchers discovered that mindfulness-based treatment had a good effect on pain beliefs and psychological well-being. (1) Further, researchers found that even in countries with accessible, well-developed mental health services, those services are not well-utilized. It is better than it used to be with all the notice mental health has seen of late. Many do not seek it out as they may. One curious note about those who do seek help stemmed from their knowing someone with a mental health issue which supportively influenced them to seek help for their own issue. (2) Whether you know someone who has a mental health issue or not, don’t avoid seeking help with depression related to McHenry back pain. Today, there are numerous options to get help for pain-related depression. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers evidence-based treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to deal with the physical part of spine pain and encourages our McHenry back pain sufferers to consider utilizing a mindfulness practice to cope with the mind’s mental aspect of spine pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the spinal care for back pain relief with Cox® Technic and integration of methods like mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, etc.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Managing the “spine” part of the mind-body-spine connection is chiropractic’s strong suit. Adding a mindfulness approach is a McHenry chiropractic patient’s option, one that is showing itself to be effective.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic presents the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for sufferers dealing with depression and frustration with back pain. 
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