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Malverne Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“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 need 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

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 certain 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.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

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!

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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.

Malverne Health & Wellness calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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