West Des Moines Chiropractic and Manipulation Ease and Keep Pain At Bay

“An apple a day…” Everyone can finish that saying! Access to chiropractic and spinal manipulation for West Des Moines back pain and neck pain sufferers is said to do the same. Access just needs to be as easy as access to apples! According to research, chiropractic and spinal manipulation relieve pain and lessen the need for escalated treatments and tests when they are easily accessible to back and neck pain sufferers. (Even dogs were helped by veterinary chiropractic spinal manipulation!) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers gentle spinal manipulation via a well-explained chiropractic treatment plan.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT

Spinal manipulation is a staple treatment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for good reason! A rat study of the effect of manipulation and mobilization and sham treatment on reducing neuroinflammation in acute lumbar radiculopathy (leg pain) showed that manipulation and mobilization did a better job of relieving pain. Manipulation was a little quicker in delivering relief and easing severe radiculopathy. (1) Spinal manipulation and mobilization are leading treatments at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for back pain and radiculopathy. We’re here for you as soon as you bring your back pain and/or leg pain to us!  Executive Chiropractic of Iowa also understands that our West Des Moines chiropractic patients are motivated to receive in-office care but not always as eager to do their at-home care. They’re not alone! 89% of chiropractic patients told researcher they went to their appointments. That’s the easier part! 82% said their chiropractor’s recommendations for treatment and at-home care (stretching and exercise) made sense, but only 44% of them actually followed through in doing the at-home care. (2) We know it’s tough to make time at home, and we will keep doing our best at every visit to treat your spinal condition…and supportively remind you to do yours!

SPINAL MANIPULATION AND ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC LESSENED NEED FOR MORE ADVANCED CARE

Researchers wondered just how access to chiropractic influenced medical care for older adults with spinal pain. In an analysis of Medicare claims for 39,278 older adult chiropractic users, less access to chiropractic care expanded the use of medical services (primary care physician visits and spine surgeries) for spine pain conditions. The researchers equated this to an additional cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries ($391 million nationally). (3) That’s a lot of money and suffering. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa makes itself accessible to our West Des Moines spine pain sufferers! Additionally, 42% of neck pain patients experience escalated treatments like imaging, injection, emergency room, surgery. Neck pain patients managed with spinal manipulation – 90% of which is done by chiropractors in the US – were less likely to require escalated care. Only 26% of spinal manipulation patients underwent escalated care whereas 46% of neck pain sufferers who pursued other types of care did. Their risk of treatment escalation was double. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers spinal manipulation. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is skilled in performing safe, gentle, relieving spinal manipulation.

EVEN DOGS BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT

There are chiropractic colleagues who also are quite good at performing spinal manipulation on animals! Interesting! Some dog breeds like boxers tend to acquire spondylosis deformans, a spinal disease distinguished by disc degeneration and bone spurs. A study of boxer puppies from 8 weeks old to one year of age compared puppies treated with veterinary chiropractic monthly to same aged boxers not treated with chiropractic. At a year old, the treated puppies were found to have spondylosis significantly less (only 25% were found to have it on imaging) than the the control puppies (46.5% had it on imaging). This suggests that veterinary chiropractic treatment may successfully lessen the probably of young boxers developing spondylosis. (5) Our West Des Moines furry companions are helped with chiropractic treatment, too!

CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tom Menendez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to gently  ease back pain in elderly patients.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment soon. Keep eating your apples and visiting your chiropractor to manage your health and ease your back pain and risk of back pain! 

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers chiropractic care and spinal manipulation openly to any and all spine-pain-related sufferers! It’s relieving.  
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