Chiropractic Care for West Des Moines Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Ok, that is an adaptation of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a lead report titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” discusses back pain and whom back pain sufferers should seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa or primary care doctor. Dr. Matthew Kowalski, a chiropractor on staff at Harvard’s Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, points out that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers seek care from a chiropractor for their first attack of back pain. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa agrees that many of the West Des Moines back pain sufferers coming for West Des Moines chiropractic care do so with a first episode of West Des Moines back pain.


That first episode of West Des Moines back pain care is important as to how the first West Des Moines back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The goal, of course, would be to avert all future West Des Moines back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that is ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or is not of muscle!) to make it strong and flexible. Control of diet to decrease inflammatory consumption and improve the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is fundamental. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents a well-rounded West Des Moines treatment plan that comprises these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your West Des Moines chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to relieve back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant understands back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski describes, the experienced chiropractor (and your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is!) will oversee your case. If the back pain sufferer should need another form of care, the chiropractor will arrange that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors collaborate with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter exclaims that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


Reading this information from Harvard, you may be interested in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care involved medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation ordered by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s benefit and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is your West Des Moines back pain specialist.

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Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a bother. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa like many West Des Moines back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your West Des Moines chiropractor!

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