Dr. Butwell Encourages Adding Mindfulness to Chiropractic Back Pain Care

March 09, 2021

Mind-body-SPINE connection. We hear much about the mind-body connection. Since we are a member of the chiropractic profession, Dr. Butwell adds “spine” to this connection, rendering it much more specific to what we observe in our Georgetown back pain and neck pain patients. When the spine hurts, the mind and body cannot help but hurt, too. Dr. Butwell designs individualized Georgetown chiropractic treatment plans for spine pain, back pain, neck pain and related arm and leg pain sufferers that include chiropractic treatment, nutrition, and home exercise. The addition of mindfulness practices to such spine care practices is often helpful and supported.


Spine pain, back pain, neck pain wears on a person. Pain often holds a sufferer back from doing what he or she wants/needs to do and from enjoying life. When working with your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell on the physical pain relief, a back pain patient can take a mindful approach to dealing with the mind and its struggle with the pain and associated depression and/or fluctuating levels of sadness is reported to be helpful. In a study of lumbar disc herniation patients with back pain who added a mindfulness-based therapy, researchers found that mindfulness-based treatment had a positive effect on pain beliefs and psychological well-being. (1) Further, researchers uncovererd that even in countries with accessible, well-developed mental health services, underutilization of those services is common. Use is better than it used to be with all the notice mental health has received of late. Many do not seek it out as they could. One interesting note about those who do seek help resulted from their knowing someone with a mental health issue which supportively motivated them to seek help for their own issue. (2) Whether you know someone who suffers with a mental health issue or not, do not avoid pursuing help with depression related to Georgetown back pain. Today, there are many options to get support for pain-related depression. Dr. Butwell offers evidence-based treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to deal with the physical part of spine pain and encourages our Georgetown back pain sufferers to consider using a mindfulness practice to deal with the mind’s mental aspect of spine pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the spinal care for back pain relief with Cox® Technic and integration of approaches like mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, etc.

Make your next Georgetown chiropractic appointment with Dr. Butwell. Managing the “spine” part of the mind-body-spine connection is chiropractic’s forte. Adding a mindfulness approach is a Georgetown chiropractic patient’s option, one that is turning out to be positive.

Dr. Butwell shares benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for sufferers dealing with depression and frustration with back pain.