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

Liminality. A time of waiting. A time of transition. The holidays have many of us transitioning and waiting to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has many of us Pensacola back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief, too. The waiting is occasionally the toughest part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are filled with anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are positive ways to deal with the liminality. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is right there with our Pensacola chiropractic patients as they wait.


Back pain specialists will often suggest ice/heat/exercise for home care. New reports are showing that deep breathing exercises (particularly the pursed-lips version which patients reported as more calming and pleasant with a more sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a minute for 10 minutes twice a day for a month effectively produced positive outcomes to improve autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which allocated time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to contemplate on one’s struggles, discover calmness, and embrace current feelings) (3) are useful. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center supports any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with Pensacola chiropractic services.


An interesting outcome from a study performed in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained the thoughtful state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic leg pain sufferers employ to deal with their pain and its recovery path. Researchers interviewed sciatic low back pain sufferers. Sciatica comes with its own unique group of issues in terms of its persistence and symptom severity. Researchers explained the concept of “biographical suspension” as it pertains to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their previous, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also controlling concern. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, strengthened by a belief that sciatica is temporary and fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who had sciatic leg pain for some time kept this belief. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is often awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes talk with many different types of healthcare providers and try many different approaches as they just know there is help. Pensacola back pain and Pensacola leg pain patients often find that relief when they finally arrive at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, its treatment, its anticipated 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). Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 discusses the role of patient expectations in their pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a little concern. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares how chiropractic back pain patients can cope with the waiting – the liminality of back pain treatment – for relief with breathing and walking. 
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