Drug Combinations for West Des Moines Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a pill – or maybe better: a combination of pills! - and have your West Des Moines back pain or neck pain fade away immediately? You are not alone! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can understand. Pain upsets our flow. Back pain keeps many West Des Moines back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from doing activities of daily living that must be done (walking, showering, cooking, cleaning, dressing, etc.). When back pain bothers you or a loved one or friend, visit Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for relief and chiropractic tips about how to manage it without drugs when or if drugs are not working or are not in your treatment plan.


Incorporating drugs in the treatment plan may be successful for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may deliver relief for some hours, days, weeks, months or not any. A new Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected medical review systems in the world, reported that a drug combination, though possibly better for more pain relief, for low back pain and sciatica is not supported. There is no clear evidence, as a matter of fact there is a lack of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that supports drug combinations for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is lower with single drug therapy over combined. (1) Have you had a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It is ok. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works with back pain sufferers like you.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which integrates a specific type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless West Des Moines back pain sufferers get relief of their back pain. Spinal manipulation is advocated as first line treatment of back pain by the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Family Physicians. (2) Cox® Technic has demonstrated in federally funded spinal research projects to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and improve disc height. (3,4) Clinical studies about Cox® Technic have revealed that back pain relief happens in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc herniations and spinal stenosis may take more time than these averages, but relief happens. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. What about you?        


To heighten the relief and help our West Des Moines back pain patients, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa integrates supplements into the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan. Natural substances like spinal disc-supporting chondroitin sulfate – shown to have “genuine anti-inflammatory properties (6) - and back pain-relieving turmeric and curcumin come in handy in the short-term as well as long term. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to help you find the right combination of treatment ways to reduce your back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dan Shuman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain relieving treatment following the guidelines of the Cox® Technic System for a patient who had sciatic leg pain.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa soon. Together, we will find the right combination to maximize your West Des Moines back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it’s gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses research supported chiropractic care including spinal manipulation which may be found useful when non-research supported drug combinations don’t work.  
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