West Des Moines Chiropractic Cares for Work-Related Back Injury AND Prevention

Work Comp. Hurt at work. Work-related back injury. Neck injury. West Des Moines employers and employees alike dislike these words. Everyone wants to dodge the occurance of back injury at work and the hip, knee and ankle trouble that often results. But how? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works with individual West Des Moines workers and is more than ready to work with a West Des Moines company to establish a program to avoid work-related injuries.

160,000,000 office workers (knowledge workers) and 2/3 of the developed countries use computers on a daily basis. (1)


West Des Moines employers ask themselves

  • how can we cut down on or wipe out work related back injuries?
  • how can acute back pain injuries be tended to so they don’t become chronic?
  • what work processes can be installed to lower occurances, cost and productivity loss?

All are great questions that the West Des Moines chiropractor is ready to tackle.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help local companies identify potential and actual back pain and extremity pain employees for preventive care. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help reduce occupational conditions that contribute to back pain by developing alternative conditions for the company to initiate. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can offer training to West Des Moines employees on specific conditions of the spine and how to prevent exacerbating pain in them. And maybe most importantly, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa works with the injured employee to return to work a confident employee who knows how to best care for his or her spine and not fear its re-injury. That’s employee appreciation on the West Des Moines company’s part.

Details of the Plan

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa looks for early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal pain like general tension to prevent future pain. (2) Joint angles – knee, ankle, lumbar spine, hip - required to lift maximum weight and not injure a spine can be analyzed in the work environment and adapted as needed. (3) West Des Moines at-risk of re-injury workers may even be identified when they seem to be ready for return to work by their muscle responses. Low back injury patients tend to use their thoracic spine more. (4) Sometimes occupational injury may be related to something as simple as the clothing and equipment employees use (5) or having a support group for workers in pain to turn to onsite. (6) Now that can be addressed pretty easily. It may just take an outsider to come in with “new eyes” and see something that can help.

Reality and Help

Occupational low back pain is the most expensive form of work disability in terms of actual financial costs as well as social costs and productivity costs. Persistent low back pain is particularly expensive in relation to acute and subacute low back pain. (6) In West Des Moines, chiropractic influence and care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa benefits both the employer and the employee. Work-related back pain need not frustrate either. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes the opportunity to work with West Des Moines employers and employees to make the workplace a back-safe place. Contact us today.

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