West Des Moines Non-Surgical Care Delivers Back Pain Relief…and MRI Images Show it

Back surgery. Non-surgical care. What is best for back pain and leg pain?

Now, that is an age-old question for both doctors and back pain and leg pain sufferers. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa ponders it from time to time and often concludes that West Des Moines back pain and leg pain sufferers do well with West Des Moines chiropractic care. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recognizes the symptoms to be alert to that would send a patient to back surgery. Beyond those, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is experienced in the conservative care of back pain and leg pain to deliver the West Des Moines back pain patient’s desired pain relief.
Relief Possible Without Back Surgery 

Medicine notes that back pain relief is achievable non—surgicall! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is excited to see this latest back pain treatment study. Researchers followed patients with lumbar disc herniations (most at L4-5 and L5-S1). These patients were 38 years old on average, just the age when that really bad back pain episode seems to come on according to spinal researchers. These patients suffered with low back pain and sciatica that extends into one or both legs. Many patients had previously attempted relief with physiotherapy and other medical treatment to no avail before this intervention. (1) West Des Moines back pain patients at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa have read this story before…or lived it! We find that so many of the West Des Moines back pain patients seeking care at this chiropractic office have tried many other means to alleviate their back pain. All they want is relief now.  Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to produce it.

Give Some Time to Treatment and Relief 

These researchers report that conservative medical care (like bed rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, gels) allowed enough time eased these back pain patients’ pain. They did not have to go through back surgery. Their MRI studies even demonstrate improvement as they improved symptomatically and experienced relief of their back pain and sciatic leg pain. (1) Note that the size of the disc herniation on MRI does not influence clinical outcome. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa says this continuously! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has written many posts about this very topic: the size of the disc herniation does not matter! Neither early back surgery nor conservative care for back pain relief showed any significant outcome differences. (2)  The average time for patients to recover from their back pain symptoms due to lumbar disc herniation was 13.6 months (give or take 5.4 months). (1) Fortunately for our West Des Moines back pain patients, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa seeks at least 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days and finds that 91% of our patients get relief in 3 months. (3) The authors advise their colleagues that such relief is potential and should be taken into account in the decision-making process about whether to do back surgery if there are no signs for immediate surgical intervention. (1) Yes! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps West Des Moines back pain and leg pain patients when they want non-surgical care for their pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers evidence-based chiropractic care for back pain relief with Cox Technic.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit today. You’ll uncover the answer to your question - back surgery or conservative care – and the back pain relief that results.

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