Healthy News - May 2021

 West Des Moines chiropractic care encourages back pain patients to resist the urge to avoid normal spine motion once they are through their pain.


Chiropractors see it every day. West Des Moines back pain sufferers avoid lifting or worry about using their spines for things like lifting due to fear of (re)injury and pain.  Researchers write that chronic low back pain patients tend to protect their spines by lifting utilizing a diminished lumbar spine range of motion. Doing this for a long stretch of time may end up hurting more than helping. The lumbar spine tissues may experience extra loading due to altered spine motion. (1) Fear-avoidance is a natural response in back pain patients. Do not feel weird if you do this for some time! Within our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, we guide our back pain patients to get back to normal spinal motions gradually as their pain reduces and their exercise routine strengthens their spines via West Des Moines chiropractic  treatment, exercise, and nutrition. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and you will get there together! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is your partner in controlling back pain, so it doesn’t control you.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a nurse with back pain and sciatic leg pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help her get back to doing the activities of daily life and her job, like bending, lifting and twisting.

West Des Moines chiropractic nutrition integration is important, particularly when curcumin is shown to be an anti-inflammatory benefit. 


Cognitive impairment is seen in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. A recent study on the effects of curcumin reports improvement in cognitive impairment and lessening of chronic pain as a result of compressed sciatic nerves in rats. Curcumin is reported to ease chronic constriction injury related behaviors and memory deficits by lowering inflammatory cytokines. (2) Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting in leg pain. If you have sciatica, do you note issues with cognition? Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are something to be considered in the nutritional approach to chronic pain and West Des Moines sciatic leg pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa does!

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Thank you for trusting Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with your healthcare needs. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to not only reduce your pain but also your fear of pain. With our comprehensive West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and you will navigate this journey to pain relief together! We look forward to visiting with you at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for your next visit! Schedule today!

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