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Toronto 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the easiest and fastest way possible. This is not always possible though. We all need to look at our pain and make friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages our Toronto back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It can make a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many Toronto chiropractic patients have lived this.


Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study were not actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers highlighting the importance 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 reduced patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a special plan to address 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 drop disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre tries to do whatever it takes to help our Toronto back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased 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 good time, dropping pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Have you heard “There is an app for that!”? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is sure you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development 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 will fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others experiencing similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre looks forward to saying “There's an app for that!" Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows that some of our Toronto 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 may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic visit soon to begin care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Be ready to be engaged with your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You will 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.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre calls on back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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