Return to Work after Back Pain with West Des Moines Chiropractic

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often hears how difficult it is for West Des Moines lower back pain patients to make their appointments due to work schedules. That’s understandable! What Executive Chiropractic of Iowa aims to establish at visit one is the importance of care to prevent such lower back pain that may keep our West Des Moines lower back pain patients from ever returning to work! We have to work together, your West Des Moines chiropractor and you, our West Des Moines back pain patient. A little time at our West Des Moines chiropractic clinic may do wonders for your work career!

Seek care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sooner than later. Why? Consider this recent meta-analysis – a top level research study – of lower back pain patients and their return to work pooled rates that reveals only 15.5% of workers with back pain are absent from work in studies tracking these patients for more than 6 months. Now the pooled estimate for the proportion of lower back pain patients who do return to work after back pain follows:


  • 68.2% at 1 month
  • 85.6% at 1-6 months
  • 93.3% at more than 6 months


The researchers conclude emphatically that the estimated 32% of back pain sufferers not back at work at 1 month are at a crucial point for intervention to prevent long term work absence. (1) That’s where your West Des Moines back pain specialist at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa comes into play!

Returning to work after an episode of low back pain is a process as any West Des Moines back pain patient knows. It’s complicated. It involves many different factors from the treatment itself to fear avoidance (worry or concern that moving a certain way may bring the back pain back on to a lack of confidence that the back pain will keep you from being able to do what you used to do. These factors are real. Sometimes, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recommends some behavior therapy for patients who struggle with these issues that may prevent returning to work. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is confident that our chiropractic treatment plan helps our back pain patients overcome the pain and worry of back pain so returning to work is possible.

The potentially long-lasting and disabling pain associated with back pain is generally a bigger concern than the immediate pain felt. (3) The goal of West Des Moines chiropractic back pain care is to achieve pain relief and return you to work as soon as possible. In some cases “control not cure” is the goal if complete relief of chronic pain is not realistic. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa seeks to first stop the pain from worsening and gain at least 50% relief of pain as quickly as possible.

So make plans to visit your back pain specialist chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Contain your back pain episode. Find a way to prevent back pain with West Des Moines chiropractic care. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for your first appointment.
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