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 Spine Care Centre and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest 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 have to see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages our Vancouver back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may perhaps even 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 involved 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 reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a special plan to address these issues and increase the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a mix of approaches to drop disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Vancouver Spine Care Centre tries to do whatever it takes 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 reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in good time, dropping pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares such options to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Vancouver Spine Care Centre is sure you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently gathering 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 tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 outlines how back pain patients can best help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t 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 Spine Care Centre invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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