Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us transitioning and
waiting to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has some of us Manahawkin back pain
and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning
on the arrival of pain relief, too.
The waiting is occasionally the hardest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are good
ways to cope with the liminality. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is right there
with our Manahawkin chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will often suggest
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing
how deep breathing exercises (particularly
the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming
and pleasant with stronger
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per
minute for 10 minutes twice a day for a month
effectively produced positive outcomes to improve
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which created time to be
in a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s
struggles, discover calmness, and embrace
current feelings) (3) are beneficial.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center supports any of these practices to
enhance the healing, pain-relieving course of action
with Manahawkin 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) – explained
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers employ to cope with their
pain and its path to recovery. The study has researchers
interview low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own unique group of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies
to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their prior, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also controlling worry.
This is a form of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
strengthened by a belief that sciatica is a passing
problem that is fixable, not a long-term illness.
Even those who had sciatic leg pain for a while
kept this belief. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes
talk with many different types of healthcare
providers and try a variety of approaches as they just know there is help. Manahawkin back pain and
Manahawkin leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its anticipated outcome, and its treatment plan comprising
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) reduce
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to
every other day). Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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 via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your next Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a
little worry. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center understands this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!