Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s September 2017 Healthy Newsletter


Research states that those who go through rehab4 after back disc surgery experience better treatment outcomes in the year following the back surgery. They go back to work. (1) Some back surgery patients do not undergo rehabilitation by their own decision or by not being told to do it. For those who have continued pain after back surgery (also called “failed back surgical syndrome”), West Des Moines chiropractic Cox Technic spinal manipulation care may help ease the pain without another surgical intervention. A study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients visiting a chiropractor using Cox Technic reports that 81% of these patients gained more than 50% pain relief in 11 visits over a 49-day period of active care. (2) That can be enough relief to allow these patients to enjoy their lives again! If you, a loved one or a friend didn’t do any rehab work after back surgery and/or are feeling back pain post-back surgery, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help with gentle, research-documented, West Des Moines chiropractic care and treatment.

TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise and Nutrition for Your Discs

Exercise is good for the nutrition of your spinal discs! The discs are comprised of glycosaminoglycans which are comprised of chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, glucosamine sulfate. Researchers explain that physical exercise doesn’t lessen glycosaminoglycans; exercise increases their concentration even in overtraining situations. (3) Plus doing some muscle strengthening activities twice a week lowers your chances of low back pain. (4) Talk with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa about chondroitin sulfate supplementation and exercise as additions to your West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan for your disc’s health and healing!

Thank you for entrusting your spinal health and healing to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and referring Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to your West Des Moines friends and family.

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