West Des Moines Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other West Des Moines folks? Let us start with where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Likely as it takes many years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to common knowledge. Some people (not our West Des Moines chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa surely is the West Des Moines back pain specialist!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our West Des Moines chiropractic practice, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do receive spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum duration of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a West Des Moines neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is an option for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A study of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were quite a bit younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more likely to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your West Des Moines chiropractor, a true West Des Moines back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of West Des Moines spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by West Des Moines chiropractic patients. 
 
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