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

Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday get-togethers and a new year. Back pain has some of us Malverne back pain and neck pain sufferers transitioning and waiting on the arrival of pain relief as well. The waiting is sometimes the toughest 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 positive ways to deal with the liminality. Malverne Health & Wellness is right beside our Malverne chiropractic patients as they wait.


Back pain specialists will often assign ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies 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 per minute for 10 minutes two times a day for 4 weeks effectively brought about positive outcomes to improve autonomic function by reducing sympathetic activity) (2), and long-distance walking (which created time to enter a ‘liminal space’ to ponder on one’s struggles, find calmness, and embrace current thoughts) (3) are beneficial. Malverne Health & Wellness supports any of these ideas to augment the healing, pain-relieving course of action with Malverne 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 cope with their pain and its recovery path. The study has researchers interview low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with its own unique set of issues in terms of its persistence and symptom severity. Researchers described the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies to sciatica patients who tend to put life on hold while expecting an ultimate return to their previous, pain-free selves, holding onto hope while also controlling distress. This is a type of ‘liminality’, the time between pre- and post-pain, held up by a belief that sciatica is a passing problem that is fixable, not a long-term disease. Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time maintained this belief. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness is manytimes amazed by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers to discover something that works for them. They frequently talk with a variety of healthcare providers and try a variety of approaches as they are confident that there is help. Malverne back pain and Malverne leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Malverne Health & Wellness as we take the time to clearly explain the spinal condition, 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) reduce the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits turn to every other day). Malverne Health & Wellness is always monitoring 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 how what the patient expects influences their pain relief via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your next Malverne chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mixed with a little worry. Malverne Health & Wellness knows this and has the experience in walking this path with our low back pain and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be endured alone!

Malverne Health & Wellness 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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