“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Vancouver Disc Centers and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest 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. Vancouver Disc Centers urges
our Vancouver back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may well alter your life for
the better. Many Vancouver chiropractic patients have experienced this.
Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study weren’t actively engaged in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with reports
highlighting the importance of patient-engagement
with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved?
In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making,
and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the
interfering culprits that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special
plan to address these issues and improve
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study discovered that a variety of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Vancouver Disc Centers
tries to do anything possible to help our Vancouver
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped
nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body
electrical stimulation improved patients’
strength and stabilization in good time, dropping
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers
shares such options to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There is
an app for that!”? Vancouver Disc Centers is sure you have! Not
surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you keep track of self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months
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 customized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on
what others with similar conditions found helpful and
relieving. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Vancouver Disc Centers knows that some of our Vancouver back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 Vancouver chiropractic visit
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Vancouver Disc Centers. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” was not offered once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.