“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.
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 mix 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.
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!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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.