“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Malverne Health & Wellness and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and fastest way possible. This is not
always possible though. We all have to look at our pain and make
friends with it to some extent. We have to see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Malverne Health & Wellness encourages
our Malverne back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It makes
a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for
the better. Many Malverne chiropractic patients have lived this.
Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not actively involved in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with studies
emphasizing the importance of patient-engagement
with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating?
In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making,
and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the
interfering culprits that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a special
plan to deal with these issues and improve
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study discovered that a variety of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Malverne Health & Wellness
tries to do anything possible to help our Malverne
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased
nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because
of back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness
shares such options to help our patients.
Have you heard “There is
an app for that!”? Malverne Health & Wellness is certain you have! Not
alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the
works to help you manage self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
gathering data on the usefulness of
various interventions at various times
for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data,
researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others experiencing similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be personalized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and
relieving. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness looks forward to saying “There's an app for
that!" Malverne Health & Wellness knows that some of our Malverne back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit
soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Malverne Health & Wellness. Be ready to be engaged with your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will be pleasantly
surprised that the pill or “something” was not available once you are feeling better regarding
back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active
part of the relief process.