Best to See Your West Des Moines Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a normal question Executive Chiropractic of Iowa responds to when West Des Moines folks talk about chiropractic. West Des Moines chiropractic patients are a diverse lot. Some West Des Moines chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some West Des Moines chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though keeping on the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some West Des Moines chiropractic patients discover that making a West Des Moines chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is grateful for every West Des Moines chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this West Des Moines chiropractic practice.


Now, just how often a West Des Moines chiropractic patient can benefit from West Des Moines chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares a new study in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most positive outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to really help our West Des Moines back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with West Des Moines chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients found low back and leg pain relief on average in less than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to get you feeling better and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the West Des Moines chiropractor.
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