Fear of the “damaged spine.” It is a most common
feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance.
It is common for Lynchburg back pain sufferers. When
back pain enters the scene, fear avoidant behavior tends
to creep in with it. Back pain specialists like your
Lynchburg chiropractic physician are aware of the influences
of fear and fear avoidance on Lynchburg back pain and neck pain
patients. Fear prevents Lynchburg back pain
sufferers from doing the simplest things because they
worry that they may make the pain worse. The spine
is pretty sturdy, but when it is damaged
its resiliency disappears in the mind of its
owner. Palmer Chiropractic Center helps Lynchburg back pain
sufferers cope with 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 seek to avoid that something like
shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that
produces leg pain. If you experience back pain when you move, you try not to move like
that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-provoking activity
for a Lynchburg 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 big deal out of it, he
or she does not get trapped in trying to avoid
movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center empathizes
with the Lynchburg back pain patient who doesn’t want
to move too much out of fear that his or her back will
hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time.
Palmer Chiropractic Center successfully gets Lynchburg back pain
sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life
one little motion at a time!
Gentle Care and Motion
Palmer Chiropractic Center incorporates motion
into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Palmer Chiropractic Center
is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Adding manipulation to the
treatment of low back pain earlier enhanced the success
of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of
medication to control the pain. (2) The Lynchburg chiropractic
treatment plan at Palmer Chiropractic Center includes gentle, soothing
Cox Technic to make larger the spinal canal and lessen
pressure on the spinal nerves as well as bring motion back to the
spine as the back pain and/or leg pain improves.
Make an Appointment
Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur
a back pain sufferer to seek non-surgical care like
that offered at Palmer Chiropractic Center. Listen
in to this podcast of a patient who didn’t want a second back
surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even returned
to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!
Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment at
Palmer Chiropractic Center to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and help you start moving again!
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