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Largo 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc urges our Largo back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may perhaps even alter your life for the better. Many Largo chiropractic patients have experienced this.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers highlighting the importance of patient-involvement in treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved? 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 reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to deal with these issues and raise the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study found that a variety of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Hollstrom & Associates Inc tries to do whatever it takes to help our Largo back pain and neck pain patients!

SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS

This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because of back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, decreasing pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares such alternatives to help our patients.

SELF-MANAGEMENT APP

Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Hollstrom & Associates Inc is positive you have! Not alarming 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 now collecting data on the effectiveness of various interventions at baseline, 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 9 months for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have benefited others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based on what others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows that some of our Largo 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 can best help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.

Schedule a Largo chiropractic appointment soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. 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 offered once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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