As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.”
that is an adaptation of the motto,
but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the
November 2017 edition of the Harvard
, 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.
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.
CONTROL OF 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 reduce 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!
CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF CARE OPTIONS
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 work cooperatively
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.”
A PATIENT’S STORY
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.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa TODAY
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