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

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has many of us Vancouver back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on a state of pain relief as well. The waiting is occasionally 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 positive ways to deal with the liminality. Vancouver Disc Centers is right there with our Vancouver chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will frequently suggest ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are describing how deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively produced positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allowed for time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s struggles, find calmness, and embrace current feelings) (3) are useful. Vancouver Disc Centers encourages any of these ideas to enhance the healing, pain-relieving process with Vancouver chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

An interesting outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers use to deal with their pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers interview sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their previous, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also handling 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 disease. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find something that works for them. They frequently talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Vancouver back pain and Vancouver leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Vancouver Disc Centers as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, 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 turn to every other day). Vancouver Disc Centers 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 discusses how what the patient expects influences their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a little concern. Vancouver Disc Centers knows this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Vancouver Disc Centers shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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