Liminality. A time of waiting. A
time of transition. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has many of us Tonawanda back pain
and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting
on the arrival of pain relief as well.
The waiting is occasionally the toughest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are packed with
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial
ways to deal with the liminality. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is right there
with our Tonawanda chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will often assign
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 a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per
minute for 10 minutes twice a day for 4 weeks
effectively produced positive outcomes to improve
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allocated time to be
in a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, discover calmness, and process
current feelings) (3) are beneficial.
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages any of these ideas to
enhance the healing, pain-relieving process
with Tonawanda 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 thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to deal with their
pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with
its own distinctive group of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers described
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 former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also controlling distress.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
strengthened by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease.
Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for a while
maintained this belief. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is manytimes
amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find something that works for them. They frequently
talk with many different types of healthcare
providers and try many different approaches as they are
confident that there is help. Tonawanda back pain and
Tonawanda leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally
arrive at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for
relief. The 50% Rule guides 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). Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the role of patient expectations in their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your next Tonawanda
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a
little worry. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER
page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I