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Colorado Springs Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners commonly hear. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the simplest and fastest way possible. This isn’t 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges our Colorado Springs back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for the better. Many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients have lived 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 significance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering offending factors that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to address these issues and increase the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a variety of approaches to lessen disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR tries to do whatever it takes to help our Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It reduced nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain are a part of the problem, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in a timely fashion, dropping pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares such options to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There is an app for that!”? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is sure you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you keep track of self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now collecting data on the effectiveness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data, researchers plan to fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be customized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions reported helpful and relieving. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows that some of our Colorado Springs 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 outlines how back pain patients can best help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented to you once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active part of the relief process.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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