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Carrolltown 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 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages our Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown chiropractic patients have experienced this.


Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with reports emphasizing 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 culprits that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a special plan to address these issues and increase the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a variety of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation tries to do whatever it takes to help our Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in good time, dropping pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There’s an app for that!”? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is sure 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 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 plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows that some of our Carrolltown 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 shares how back pain patients may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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