West Des Moines Chiropractic Healthy News from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa - May 2017

Pain Relief with West Des Moines Chiropractic Care: Cox Technic

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa incorporates Cox Technic into the West Des Moines treatment plan forWest Des Moines back pain relief. Cox Technic research shows a 17% increase in disc height in addition to the 28% increase in area and a decrease in intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192 mmHg. (1) Traction effectively increases the disc height of lower lumbar spine discs. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recognizes the good of this increase.

And flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic, distraction manipulation as used in this West Des Moines chiropractic practice) eases neuropathic pain, pain that goes into the legs that often accompanies low back pain. Neuropathic pain joining low back pain is a pain! The fortunate thing is that non-thrust, non-drug spinal manipulation like Cox Technic is regularly utilized to manage low back pain. Just one month of Cox Technic, a form of chiropractic spinal manipulation, lessens pain in chronic low back pain patients with leg pain compared to those without leg pain. Fantastic news! A new study with rats confirms that using Cox Technic provides short-term pain-relief similar to that in human clinical studies. (3) That is why Executive Chiropractic of Iowa chooses to use it with our West Des Moines back pain patients!

Also, spinal manipulation affects pain regulators in the nervous system like substance-p, neurotensin, and oxytocin along with interleukin and cortisol (“the stress hormone”) levels after treatment. (4) That’s a goal of West Des Moines chiropractic treatment: to calm the nervous system when it’s affected by pain.

West Des Moines back pain relief is possible with West Des Moines chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa! Schedule an appointment today!

 
West Des Moines Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Take Calcium
“You Need It. I don’t.”

Peculiar how recommendations are always for someone else! A Canadian study shared that, when asked, young adults recognized that calcium is important for kids and older adults but not how essential it was for them. (5) Calcium is essential for all ages! Your West Des Moines chiropractor is ready to talk just how important it is for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!

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