Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has some of us Carrolltown back pain
and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning
on a state 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 good
ways to deal with the liminality. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is right beside our Carrolltown chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which sufferers reported as 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 generated positive outcomes to improve
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 process
current thoughts) (3) are beneficial.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages any of these ideas to
augment the healing, pain-relieving process
with Carrolltown 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 deal with their
pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers
interview sciatic low back
pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with
its own unique set of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers explained
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it related
to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an
eventual return to their prior, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also handling 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 experienced sciatic leg pain for some time
maintained this belief. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is manytimes
amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find something that works for them. They frequently
talk with a variety of healthcare
providers and try many different approaches as they are
confident that there is help. Carrolltown back pain and
Carrolltown leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally
arrive at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its expected 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). Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is always monitoring
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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 Carrolltown
chiropractic appointment today. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a
little concern. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation understands this and has
the wisdom to walk this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!