West Des Moines Chiropractic Incorporates Simple Exercise for Back Pain Relief

So simple: exercise. For a person who has never exercised or leads a sedentary life, it may not be so simple. But for a person with back pain, simple exercise can be a huge help. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa would never push our West Des Moines back pain patients to prep for a marathon, but Executive Chiropractic of Iowa kindly encourages a walk to the mailbox or down the driveway! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa promotes simple exercise to our West Des Moines back pain patients as part of the complete West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows that exercise (along with spinal manipulation!) adds to the recovery of patients who have had West Des Moines back surgery. In one report, a patient with leg pain after back surgery found 89% improvement at a 3 month follow-up after getting spinal manipulation and exercise care. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa applies exercise and spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic system to relieve West Des Moines back pain in sufferers after surgery and to prevent back surgery by reducing the back pain symptom generators.


Exercise is a possible treatment for West Des Moines low back pain, obesity and inflammation symptomatology. Why? Adipose, fatty tissue lets go of several types of cytokines - pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory – which boost the inflammatory response of C-reactive protein which is associated with musculoskeletal pain perception in back pain sufferers. How does this affect West Des Moines back pain patients? Overweight patients tend to feel more pain. One particular inflammation marker, prostaglandin E2, causes fever and the feeling of pain and inflammation associated to low back pain.  Exercise helps by controlling these issues. (2) Bottomline: West Des Moines back pain patients are advised to exercise, move, be active, to the extent they can. Begin small. Simple stabilization exercises increased function, inhibited fatigue and improved transverse abdominis contraction in herniated disc back pain patients. (3)  Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recommends just strolling to the mailbox or corner then increasing the distance a little each trip. Running races is not necessary! West Des Moines back pain patients notice the difference!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joel Kirsch on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a patient whose goal was to just walk, period, and how his care assisted her attain and exceed that goal with Cox Technic.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today for West Des Moines back pain relief. The West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan for back pain relief encourages simple, as simple as taking that first walk to the front door of Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s office!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages simple exercise as part of the West Des Moines chiropractic back pain relief plan. 
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