West Des Moines Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. West Des Moines back pain sufferers hear the recommendation to exercise a lot. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recommends it, also. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report shows benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers investigate suggested long-term ways to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise leads the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations with manual therapy and massage in that list as well. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers itself as the West Des Moines back pain specialty clinic that many back pain sufferers visit.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers take themselves to their primary care practitioners first. it is a pretty standard routing. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care usually involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which indicates the number of patients with a certain condition who need to undergo the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this recent study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these three options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a useful, self-management, non-drug alternative for chronic low back pain patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa always incorporates it in the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise puts some control of chronic low back pain in our West Des Moines chiropractic patients’ hands.


Another beneficial patient-controlled option is sleep-and-exercise. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many West Des Moines chiropractic patients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often hears our patients talk about sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is manytimes prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. An interesting study about the relationship between sleep and exercise features some interesting findings in young women and men. There are differences for each! Men who exercised more often reported falling asleep faster, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more often went to bed earlier, had improved sleep quality, and described more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management plus strengthening exercise that helped.

Make your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. “Exercise.” It is a recommendation Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares new research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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