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Tonawanda 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 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.


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.


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.

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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!

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
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