Back pain sufferers sometimes display fear avoidance and stop moving. They don’t want to move or work or do back exercises because it “might” hurt. Sound familiar? Don’t be like that!
Life is motion, and motion is life.
Keep moving as much as you can to get through the back pain. Keep doing your exercises. Work with Ottawa’s The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider to keep motion in your life so you can enjoy an active life painfree. We've helped so many Ottawa residents with our chiropractic services. Let us help you, too.
Now, active care is fundamental in healthcare today. You, the back pain sufferer, must take an active role in your health as well as treatment. Third party payers like insurance companies encourage doctors to transfer responsibility for care to you, the patient, in as timely a manner as possible. That’s not all bad. We all know that the more you do for yourself, the more in control of your life you’ll feel, the better and sooner you will be.
A recent article reports that sick leave due to lower back pain is an avoidance behavior. (1) If the job requires lifting or the pain is severe or radiates into the leg, you may really not want to work. You worry that your back pain or leg pain may increase. You may think that if you don’t go to work, you can’t hurt yourself. That thought pattern may well be flawed as such avoidance often extends the pain, not lessen it.
So take control today. Move to the extent you can. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is confident that if you move an inch today, you’ll move a foot soon. Start with the simplest motions like controlled exercise. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider generally recommends just three simple lower back exercises for lower back pain patients to start with. We say only do them as many times and as much as you can tolerate. No more. You’ll find that you can do more than you know. But don’t do any of them until we talk!
Read this article about fear avoidance when you are suffering with back pain, then contact The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider for a treatment plan that includes non-surgical spinal manipulation, exercise, nutrition and other chiropractic services to get you through the pain and back to an active life in Ottawa, full of movement.