Exercise is good and beneficial. It
goes hand-in-hand with chiropractic care of spine pain conditions of all sorts.
Patients get to be a part of their own care and healing
when they do their exercises. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows our West Des Moines
chiropractic patients just want to get back to doing what they want to do, what
they used to do.
Lax muscles reduce motion in low back pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
doesn’t consider this helpful at all! Why do back pain patients have
weaker muscles? Fat. With back pain comes
more fat infiltration into the back muscles, muscles like the lumbar multifidus
muscles which greatly influence the range of motion in lumbar spine. Fattier
multifidi, less lumbar flexion. (1)
One article shares that there is big
payoff for doing a little exercise! Muscle strengthening activity done just
two days a week reduces the odds of low back pain. (And this
article, as a side note, shares that smoking is also a
powerful factor in the equation of whether you get back
pain or not. It’s best not
to smoke.) (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers
simple exercises you can do in a short amount of time
from the comfort of your own bedroom if you like! They’ll make a big impact. You’ll see!
Chronic nonspecific low back pain sufferers gain
from exercises like the lumbopelvic core stabilization exercises by positively influencing
the pain perception by improving your pain threshold and reducing
your pain intensity. (3) Such exercises aren’t tough; they’re just effective!
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will share them with you so you
can feel the most possible back pain relief.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is with you, our West Des Moines back pain patient, throughout
your whole course of healing with as much support as you
Back school is another such
support. Back school and manipulation/mobilization are standards of care for handling chronic nonspecific low back pain. These two approaches are recommended
over many other types of care. (4) Cox Technic, an evidence based system of spine care, is spinal
manipulation that Executive Chiropractic of Iowa chooses to use.
The addition of back school to the chiropractic treatment
plan enriches the good outcomes of back pain
rehabilitation. How? Back school fosters self-management, gives
control back to the patient to help him/herself. (5)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa strives to educate our back pain patients as
to how and why their backs hurt and how to preclude or at
least diminish the chances of future occurrences. A
survey of patients who went to a back school in a chiropractor’s
office showed 95% satisfaction with having gone to the course
and 100% support of the doctor’s presenting it. (6) West Des Moines chiropractic
patients at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa are some of the wisest and knowledgeable
spine-informed people around!
Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
today. You’ll be well on your way to back pain relief. You can expect much at your first visit! Your chiropractic
appointment will give you a firm grasp of what caused
your pain and how you are able to contribute to its not upsetting
you much in the future with exercise.