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Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. 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. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center urges our Manahawkin back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for the better. Many Manahawkin chiropractic patients have lived this.


Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively engaged in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with reports highlighting the importance of patient-involvement in 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 improve 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, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center tries to do anything possible to help our Manahawkin back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, reducing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center shares such options to help our patients.


Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is certain you have! Not alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting 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 will fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows that some of our Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be so happy that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better in terms of back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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