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 some of us Plainville back pain
and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting
on the arrival of pain relief as well.
The waiting is at times 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 beneficial
ways to cope with the liminality. Layden Chiropractic is right there
with our Plainville chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently prescribe
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing
how deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported to be more calming and pleasant with a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths per
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks
effectively brought about positive outcomes to enhance
autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allocated time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, discover calmness, and embrace
current feelings) (3) are useful.
Layden Chiropractic supports any of these practices to
enhance the healing, pain-relieving process
with Plainville 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) – described
the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to manage their
pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own unique group of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies
to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an
eventual return to their former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also controlling concern.
This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain,
bolstered 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) Layden Chiropractic 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. Plainville back pain and
Plainville leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Layden Chiropractic 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) decrease
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to
every other day). Layden Chiropractic constantly monitors
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the role of patient expectations in their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your next Plainville
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope combined with a
little concern. Layden Chiropractic knows this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!
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