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Vancouver Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“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 take part 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

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 enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

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 manage 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!

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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 optimal back pain relief.

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.

Vancouver Disc Centers invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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