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.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
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.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
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.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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!