Regular West Des Moines chiropractic care. A helpful
idea? Yes! Consider other helpful regular care ideas: Endocrinologists
recommend that diabetics regularly check their blood sugars.
Dentists recommend regular teeth cleanings a couple times a
year to keep plaque at bay. Cardiologists at the American Heart
Association recommend doing at least 150 minutes of
moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity a week to have
an impact on heart health. Health experts recommend regular daily exercise for 150 minutes a week to maintain
optimal health for the body. Nutritionists
recommend a good diet a day: fruits,
veggies, proteins, fats, etc., to feed the body properly.
Spinal manipulation for back pain relief is recommended by the American College
of Physicians, American Pain Society, and the American Medical Association. (1,2)
Chiropractors recommend spinal manipulation treatments regularly, too, not
necessarily every day once the pain is under control, but on a
regular schedule to prevent spine pain – back
pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for
many West Des Moines chiropractic patients on a regular basis, West Des Moines
chiropractic patients who choose such care to maintain healthy and pain-free
spines as best they can.
BACK PAIN STATS
80% of us humans will have at
least one episode of back pain in our lifetime. One in 3 of
us has back pain right now. Back pain comes and goes, not typically disappearing forever, depending on activities.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often tells patients that the current
episode of back pain is gaining your attention for a reason. If
for no other reason, it is asking for care. It won’t
be disregarded. Your spine will be grateful for
an effective treatment plan to get rid of the pain as
well as a plan to keep it mobile and healthy.
CONTINUED CARE BENEFITS
That is where regular chiropractic care comes
into play. Certainly our West Des Moines chiropractic patients realize
that chiropractic care relieves back pain and neck
pain and related extremity pain like arm and leg pain. They also understand
that they do not want to suffer with that pain again!
While there is no assurance that back pain or neck pain will
not come back, preventing pain and/or its return to as mild as possible is a worthwhile
goal as is a goal to be able to do everyday activities as pain free
and worry free as possible. A recent study titled the Nordic
Maintenance Care Program reported that such chiropractic maintenance
care reduced the number of days of bothersome pain that reduced
activities and boosted the number of pain free weeks
between episodes. These outcomes may well facilitate patients’ and doctors’ realistically temper their expectations
of care. Maintenance care is not a cure, doesn’t prevent
new episodes necessarily, but it’s a plan to decrease
life-routine disrupting pain for back pain sufferers who have
recurrent and persistent low back pain. (3) For these West Des Moines back
pain patients, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he describes how 20 years of maintenance care helped
his veteran patient contain his back pain so that he could live
his life the way he wants to live it.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Incorporate regular chiropractic care as part
of your total healthcare plan for your spine’s health.