April 2020 Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is well-equipped for the pandemic of low back pain.  

THE PANDEMIC OF LOW BACK PAIN

Here’s a pandemic chiropractic is built for: low back pain! A recent report in Healthcare journal reports that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report looked at the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their next study is set to reveal if they reduce the use of more costly health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For the moment, though, they found that the total average cost was $48.56 lower for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 greater for chiropractic than PT patients. They concluded that chiropractic was confirmed to be a cost-effective means to ease low back pain in adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over 6 months. (1) Come to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to find out for yourself! Bring your West Des Moines low back pain to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Chiropractic care and your West Des Moines chiropractor are prepared to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

West Des Moines diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from checking their B vitamin deficiency.

West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

B Vitamins for Diabetic Nerve Pain

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is challenging. Inflammation plays a part. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines have a role. A new report about rats demonstrated that B vitamins not only suppress but significantly overpower this pain by suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Unfortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers noted associations of anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges our diabetic patients are urged to check their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are quite important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he imparts research on how the immune system functions as well as how spinal manipulation influences neuropathic pain pathways.

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Arrange your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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