“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments The Novelli Wellness Center 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 is not
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. The Novelli Wellness Center encourages
our Buffalo, NY back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for
the better. Many Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients have lived this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not 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 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 interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made 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 found that a variety of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, The Novelli Wellness Center
tries to do anything possible to help our Buffalo, NY
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 because
of back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, dropping
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) The Novelli Wellness Center
shares such alternatives to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There’s
an app for that!”? The Novelli Wellness Center 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 now
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 customized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) The Novelli Wellness Center looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" The Novelli Wellness Center knows that some of our Buffalo, NY back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at The Novelli Wellness Center. Be ready to be involved in your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy 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.