Have you ever thought about how soon after you acquire West Des Moines back pain you should seek care? If you have back pain and haven't looked for help, without a doubt you will at some point in your life. 80% of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. So, what does the research say about when to look for care for lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain, or leg pain?
Not too surprising, the sooner the better. The success of relieving your pain is increased with early intervention by a back pain specialist like your West Des Moines chiropractor who provides spinal manipulation.
Why? A new study found that patients who at first looked for care for acute lower back pain still experienced some pain and disability at one year, but it was minimal. The typical improvement in pain intensity was about 90%. By comparison, those who at first presented with persistent lower back pain experienced moderate levels of pain and disability at one year. The typical improvement in their pain was about 50%. (1)
So from this study, you can see that the earlier your back pain is treated, the less the chance of it becoming long-standing, or chronic. This is the goal! You don't want to deal with chronic back pain. The longer you wait to seek care, the chance of having pain at the end of one year from the onset of your pain which is 50% to 80%. (1,2) Also remember that one spine problem invites another. For example, if you have lower back pain, you may well develop neck pain as well as degeneration is systemic, not isolated. (4)
So trust the back pain specialist at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with your West Des Moines back pain sooner than later! Your West Des Moines chiropractor is trained in the earlier detection and correction of potential spine pain conditions long before they have the opportunity to become chronic and embedded in your health care condition. And with primary care physicians being least likely to feel confident in managing musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain (3), you are doing yourself a great service by choosing care with your West Des Moines chiropractor!
Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for your West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan.
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