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Sitka Chiropractic Care Relief for Back Pain and Fear of Back Pain

Have you noticed that if you see someone with a pin approach a balloon, you flinch or cover your ears? You know there is a pop coming. It is similar with Sitka back pain. If you believe your back to hurt, it often is. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka cares for back pain patients daily with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s intensity. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka strives to help our Sitka back pain patients experience back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.


Researchers publish that perception of pain is affected by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the actual sensation of pain. However, the greater the difference between the expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain influences the actual experience of pain. (1) It is not surprising, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders among others – have issues with depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet they suffer with  back pain. There is a disconnect between perception and reality. Caring for Sitka back pain patients consists of not just treating the basis of back pain but its influences on the whole person, mind and body.


Patients fear Sitka back pain. Patients desire a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often regardless of what the medical guidelines dictate). These perceived patient needs affect patient outcomes. (3) Back pain specialists who understand these perceived needs can deal with these needs, can discuss these needs and can describe how these needs are being met with the Sitka chiropractic treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you and your sought after and deserved pain relief.


Luckily, spinal manipulation proves itself worthy of use by Sitka back pain patients as research reports that it may reduce the expectation of pain, the fear of movement and other associated brain responses that chronic low back pain patients need. (As a side note, how were these findings recorded? With amazing new MRI technology that examines brain function and blood oxygen level signaling! Amazing!).  (4) Your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka delivers the gentlest form of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself is amazing. Another research study documented that manipulation and mobilization likely reduce pain and increase function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a greater effect than mobilization. Both appeared to be safe interventions guiding the researchers to propose that a multimodal treatment plan may be promising. (5) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka understands this to be true! Your treatment plan will consist of a mix of treatment tactics to help get you the relief you want.

Listen to this PODCAST with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville discusses how he incorporates a variety of treatment approaches to help his patients return to the activities they want to do without always feeling the fear of pain.

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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers a comprehensive Sitka chiropractic treatment plan to help relieve the back pain and the fear and depression that sometimes accompany it.
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