July 2023 Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Chiropractic Relief of Lumbar Radiculopathy Leg Pain; Natural Pain Relieving Nutrients

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SCIATIC LEG PAIN RELIEF WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE:
PATIENT EXPECTATION, OUTCOME, SATISFACTION

Anyone who has suffered with West Des Moines lumbar radiculopathy (aka leg pain, sciatica) knows its life-disrupting pain, wants relief, and has expectations that influence ultimate treatment outcomes and satisfaction. Having “standardized chiropractic care package” for lumbar radiculopathy pain relief that patients with leg pain could turn to without confusion over options for care sounds like a good plan! Healthcare researchers in Demark have tried it to see if it would enhanced clinical outcomes, meet patient expectations, and get patient satisfaction with care. It's succeeded in that patients felt they were carefully and thoroughly examined, referred for MRI and/or to other health professionals as necessary, clearly advised about the symptoms, treatment, and expected outcomes. (1) At Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, we do our best to go over all of these with you and align our mutual expectations for your best clinical outcome. Certainly, relief expectations vary from patient to patient. For example, athletic patients were reported to want complete pain relief with care from sports chiropractors. They also reported satisfaction with care and suggested better interprofessional and interpersonal communication. (2) Patients with low back-related leg pain, sciatica, tended to want relief that comes from the combined efforts of their chiropractor and themselves based on a bond of trust and attentiveness to patients' needs, values, and preferences.  (3) Chiropractors like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa who utilized the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management develop that bond starting with a detailed examination that results in a diagnosis and relieving treatment plan. Whether the patient has leg pain due to an L4L5 disc extrusion with spondylolytic spondylolisthesis (relief in 9 visits in 4 weeks) (4) or a pregnant patient with low back and right leg pain (relief in 8 visits) (5) or other such combination of symptoms, gentle, specific spinal manipulation with Cox® Technic has delivered West Des Moines leg pain relief in chiropractic clinics like Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. These types of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction levels are the aims with our chiropractic treatment plan!

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West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Non-Drug Pain Control Alternatives

[[Rather than prescribing opioids, healthcare providers are more often prescribing anticonvulsants (gabapentin [Neurontin], topiramate [Topamax], pregabalin [Lyrica]) |Instead of opioid prescriptions, prescriptions for]] anticonvulsants (gabapentin [Neurontin], topiramate [Topamax], pregabalin [Lyrica]) are on the rise]27] for low back pain with or without radiculopathy. A recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials concluded that there is good evidence that these drugs aren’t effective for these conditions and are linked to a larger risk of adverse side-effects. (6) In a systematic review of published results, anticonvulsants were reported to not reduce pain or disability for low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy and to compound the odds of adverse effects. (7) There are some more natural options for pain relief that may be more effective without adverse side-effects: turmeric, Devil’s Claw, ginger root, Boswellia serrata, quercetin, chondroitin sulfate, white willow bark, curcumin, etc. (8-12) Of turmeric, one recent systematic review reported that “the golden spice has enormous health and medicinal benefits for humans”. (13) Let’s see how these may enhance your pain relief effort.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the role of disc nutrition with such natural pain relievers as part of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management

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