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St. Francisville Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required and quickest 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 can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges our St. Francisville back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many St. Francisville chiropractic patients have lived this.


Remarkably 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 papers highlighting the significance of patient-involvement in 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 offending factors that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to address these issues and increase the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a mix of approaches to lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville tries to do anything possible to help our St. Francisville back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There is an app for that!”? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is certain you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently gathering data on the usefulness of various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be tailored for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows that some of our St. Francisville 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 outlines how back pain patients may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t available once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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