Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and fastest way possible. This is not always possible though. We all need 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages our Baton Rouge back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for the better. Many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients have lived 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 filled with papers highlighting the importance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering offending factors that reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to deal with these issues and raise 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 lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation tries to do whatever it takes to help our Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, dropping pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation shares such alternatives to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Ever heard the saying “There’s an app for that!”? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is certain you have! Not alarming 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 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 benefited others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows that some of our Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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