Try West Des Moines Chiropractic Care Before Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Choking. That’s a definition of stenosis. That gives you a stark image, a constricting image, a scary image. Applied to spinal stenosis, it’s the choking of the spinal canal space where spinal nerves lie. The nerves want their space. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa gets that. With its gentle spinal manipulation protocols of Cox Technic, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is often able to help West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the stenosis and regain a satisfactory quality of life as well as improve balance and gait that often are affected by spinal stenosis.


To stand and walk and move around, the body does things automatically to keep us upright and in position. Low back pain causes a loss of body positioning control. It even reduces movement control and makes it difficult to adapt to surface changes like slight inclines or uneven flooring. (1) Spinal stenosis is one of those low back pain conditions that tends to affect balance and gait, and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees often in this West Des Moines chiropractic practice.

Now Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often sees patients who, naturally, want that quick fix like surgery to remedy the pain and balance trouble and discomfort that back problems like spinal stenosis bring. Unfortunately, spine surgery for spinal stenosis is not shown to improve balance. Surgery may produce some pain relief, but a new study shows that there was no improvement in balance. Why? Because behavioral patterns for balance were embedded before the surgery. The body had already adapted to its new condition before surgery. (2) Wow. So how might West Des Moines chiropractic care benefit spinal stenosis?

Well, chiropractic care before surgery for spinal stenosis may improve the outcome by improving movement before surgery, breaking the bad movement habits before surgery. This may well reduce the functional limitations patients experience after surgery. Luckily, some researchers are studying this issue of what can be done before surgery to optimize outcomes after surgery. (3) Seeing your West Des Moines chiropractor before surgery may be part of the fix you’re seeking!

So contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa about your spinal stenosis and any balance issues you may have. The West Des Moines chiropractic care may well keep the choking of spinal stenosis at bay. 

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