Healthy News from Your West Des Moines Chiropractor January 2018

West Des Moines back pain and disc degeneration find help at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with spinal disc pressure reducing West Des Moines spinal manipulation.  

Gentle, Effective, Pain-Relieving Treatment of Degenerated Discs

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares a new research study that explains that degenerated discs are already stressed because of their degenerated state. Many West Des Moines chiropractic patients come to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for disc degeneration! Curiously, this study exhibited that lumbar rotational manipulation (LRM) (seated or side-lying) strained degenerated discs further and affected their intradiscal pressures too. The more degenerated the disc, the more stressful LRM is. Disc displacement was seen in degenerated and even healthy discs. The healthy discs demonsrated the most displacement. (1) Thus disc degeneration is a condition for which our chiropractic practice offers Cox® Technic, chiropractic flexion distraction spinal manipulation which is research-documented to decrease intradiscal pressures in degenerated discs. This happens in both cervical (from 96 to 1583mmHg pressure) and lumbar (to as low as -192mmHg pressure) spine discs. (2,3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers Cox® Technic as it is a gentle, non-surgical, disc pressure reducing, pain relieving treatment for degenerated and herniated spinal discs. Your desire for West Des Moines back pain relief will be met!

Check out this PODCAST talk with the developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox, from the Back Doctors’ Podcast series that shares actual experiences of Cox Technic care for patients and their physicians and its way of relieving back pain.

West Des Moines chiropractic care includes exercise to help enhance back pain relief at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. 


Adding neck, shoulder and upper back exercises to the usual low back exercises done by chronic low back pain patients improved disability and reduced pain. Plus, the participants attained these benefits by performing these exercises just 3 times a week (not even daily!) for six weeks! (4) So chat with your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa about just how to move your body – the whole body – to get the most out of exercise for your West Des Moines back pain relief!


Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment for back pain relief with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s use of Cox Technic. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is effective at relieving West Des Moines back pain and helping degenerated discs!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa anticipates seeing you at your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit!

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