Liminality. Waiting. Transitioning. The holidays have many of us waiting and transitioning to holiday gatherings
and a new year. Back pain has many of us Montreal back pain
and neck pain sufferers waiting and transitioning
on the arrival of pain relief as well.
The waiting is occasionally the toughest
part. Waiting for the big holiday and waiting for the relief of back pain or neck pain are accompanied by
anticipation. Exercising, breathing, and walking are beneficial
ways to cope with the liminality. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is right there
with our Montreal chiropractic patients as they wait.
HOW TO HELP YOURSELF THROUGH BACK PAIN’S LIMINALITY
Back pain specialists will frequently assign
ice/heat/exercise for home care. New studies are showing that deep breathing exercises (especially
the pursed-lips version which patients reported to be more calming and pleasant with a more
sense of control) (1), diaphragmatic deep breathing (6 breaths a
minute for 10 minutes two times a day for a month
effectively generated positive outcomes to enhance
autonomic function by decreasing sympathetic activity) (2), and
long-distance walking (which allowed for time to be
in a ‘liminal space’ to reflect on one’s
struggles, find calmness, and process
current feelings) (3) are useful.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic supports any of these ideas to
enhance the healing, pain-relieving course of action
with Montreal chiropractic services.
LIMINALITY IN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA CARE
A fascinating outcome from a study performed
in the UK - SCOPiC (SCiatica Outcomes in Primary Care) – explained
the thinking state of ‘liminality’ many sciatica or sciatic
leg pain sufferers use to cope with their
pain and its path to recovery. Researchers interviewed low back and sciatica sufferers. Sciatica arrives with
its own unique set of issues in terms of its
persistence and severity of symptoms. Researchers described
the concept of “biographical suspension” as it applies
to sciatica patients who seem to put life on hold while expecting an
ultimate return to their former, pain-free
selves, holding onto hope while also controlling worry.
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 illness.
Even those who experienced sciatic leg pain for some time
maintained this belief. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is often
awestruck by the persistence of back pain and leg pain sufferers
to find a treatment that works for them. They oftentimes
consult a variety of healthcare
providers and try many different approaches as they are
confident that there is help. Montreal back pain and
Montreal leg pain patients are often relieved when they get to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic as we take
the time to clearly explain the spinal problem, its treatment,
its expected 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) decrease
the treatment plan frequency by 50% (ex: daily visits change to
every other day). Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic constantly monitors
the back and leg pain sufferer’s progress toward pain relief with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the role of patient expectations in their
pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your next Montreal
chiropractic appointment soon. Waiting while transitioning from
pain to pain-relief is a time of hope mingled with a
little concern. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows this and has
the experience in walking this path with our low back pain
and sciatica patients. Liminality need not be experienced alone!
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