"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my West Des Moines chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an uncommon
question, and it's also really
reasonable. The answer is logically
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no path to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is our own. So we must figure
out how to respect our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can perform
the spinal manipulation intended to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will share
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these on-going spine problems that
we - you and your West Des Moines chiropractor - must
work together for the most welcome
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that damage the seemingly healthiest
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must nurture a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
avoiding those activities
that could trigger pain.
How? You and your West Des Moines chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A recurring visit to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of West Des Moines
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report described the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around
the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been documented as
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Alleviation of your pain is possible with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.