Fear of the “damaged spine.” It’s a most common
feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It’s common in Ottawa back pain sufferers. When
back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior tends
to creep in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Ottawa chiropractic physician recognize the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Ottawa back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear limits Ottawa back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things because they
worry that they may experience pain. The spine
is pretty sturdy, but when it is damaged
its resiliency fades in the mind of its
owner. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps Ottawa back pain
sufferers contain the fear of back pain via
information, care, and movement.
The Sense of Fear
Fear itself makes sense. If you experience
pain with something, you strive to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
provokes leg pain. If you feel back pain when you move, you try not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity
for a Ottawa back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her
damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that
if a back pain sufferer experiences pain in the early days of
back pain and doesn’t make a huge deal out of it, he
or she does not get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider empathizes
with the Ottawa back pain patient who doesn’t desire
to move too much due to fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time.
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider successfully gets Ottawa back pain
sufferers moving and performing their normal activities of daily life
one small motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider incorporates motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that goes
along with it. Incorporating manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier sped up the effectiveness
of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of
medication to control the pain. (2) The Ottawa chiropractic
treatment plan at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encompasses gentle, comforting
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and lighten
pressure on the spinal nerves as well as bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain eases.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may get
a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care like
that offered at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back
surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even got back
to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!
Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment at
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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