Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common
feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It’s common in Carrolltown back pain sufferers. When
back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior also creeps in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Carrolltown chiropractic physician recognize the effects
of fear and fear avoidance on Carrolltown back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear keeps Carrolltown back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things out of concern that they may experience pain. The spine
is pretty resilient, but when it’s damaged
its sturdiness disappears in the mind of its
owner. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation helps Carrolltown back pain
sufferers contain the fear of back pain via
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you have
pain with something, you attempt to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
cauess leg pain. If you have back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity
for a Carrolltown back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that
if a back pain sufferer experiences pain in the early days of
back pain and doesn’t make a huge deal out of it, he
or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation empathizes
with the Carrolltown back pain patient who doesn’t desire
to move too much out of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation positively gets Carrolltown back pain
sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life
one small motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation integrates motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Incorporating manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier increased the effectiveness
of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of
medication to control the pain. (2) The Carrolltown chiropractic
treatment plan at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation includes gentle, soothing
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and reduce
pressure on the spinal nerves and bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain eases.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur
a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back
surgery and got relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he quit due to pain!
Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic appointment at
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to ease your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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