WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. In the end, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the West Des Moines chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. Only there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not often cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It will not simply disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a West Des Moines
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of West Des Moines back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is the West Des Moines chiropractic
care partner to see!
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific
Low Back Pain
A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care combining spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
is ready to do this with you!
Listen to this PODCAST
with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR,
developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST
with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to dealing
with West Des Moines back pain.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your next West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment now with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is your spine care
and back pain management partner!