Buffalo, NY Back Pain Patients Tips for Waiting on Relief: Walking, Breathing, Walking

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings and a new year. Back pain has many of us Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning on the arrival of pain relief, too. 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 packed with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are positive ways to deal with the liminality. The Novelli Wellness Center is right beside our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients as they wait.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY

Back pain specialists will often prescribe ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are describing how deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which patients reported to be more calming and pleasant with stronger sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes twice a day for 4 weeks effectively brought about positive outcomes to enhance autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allowed for time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s struggles, find calmness, and embrace current feelings) (3) are beneficial. The Novelli Wellness Center supports any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with Buffalo, NY chiropractic services.

LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE

An interesting outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – described the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers use to cope with their pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers interview sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica is accompanied by its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers illustrated the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related to sciatica patients who seem 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, bolstered by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) The Novelli Wellness Center is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to find a treatment that works for them. They frequently talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Buffalo, NY back pain and Buffalo, NY leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at The Novelli Wellness Center as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its expected outcome, and its treatment plan including the frequency of visits and the expected timeframe for relief. The 50% Rule directs 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). The Novelli Wellness Center constantly monitors 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 how what the patient expects influences their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a little concern. The Novelli Wellness Center knows this and has the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

The Novelli Wellness Center shares how chiropractic back pain patients can endure the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
 
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