MRIs May Mislead!
Chiropractors Look to the Body for Answers.
MRI images can be baffling! In this study, 11.2% of patients who complain of pain on one side actually have MRIs showing herniations on the other side! The researchers suggest “further investigation to avoid missing the diagnosis and treatment failure” for back pain. (1) Of course! Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows to rely on clinical examination findings - how your body is responding - and correlate with MRI images. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is the back pain specialist to see! The body tells so much more than an image!
Astronauts' Discs Swell; Our Discs Deflate.
Both Lead to Back Pain!
In space, astronauts get back pain when they come back to Earth due to the unloaded conditions of spaceflight. Their discs get too much decompression as their spinal discs swell. (2) We non-space traveling humans in West Des Moines lose disc height due to too much compression. Fortunately, your West Des Moines chiropractor is here to help decompress painful discs for pain relief with Cox Technic! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help!
Ab Strength Related to Quality of Life
So why are exercises recommended for back pain? Interestingly, a study report that older adults with lumbar spine osteoarthritis have a better quality of life when they have great abdominal muscle strength. (3) That’s (at least one reason!) why [[comapnyname]] recommends exercises as part of your overall chiropractic treatment plan! Are you doing yours?
Got D? Vitamin D and Aging
Vitamin D deficiency is not new news. Vitamin D deficiency isn’t going away either. Nutrition is important. New reports are focusing on how it is associated with diseases of aging like cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Older folks are at risk for lower levels of vitamin D due to decreased ability to absorb it through the skin and lower dietary intake. (4) So how is your vitamin D intake and level? Let’s check at your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.
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