Healthy News June 2021

West Des Moines chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that prevents sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your West Des Moines chiropractor understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that weaken and turn fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration sufferers endure. A recent study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a lower quality of life. (3) Your West Des Moines chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic West Des Moines back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers suggested that it may help lessen pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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