West Des Moines Chiropractic Back Pain Relief Benefits from Regular Exercise

Independence. It’s an admirable quality. Most of the time. When it comes to exercise, seeking a little guidance more often is better. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to be your guide! West Des Moines back pain sufferers can count on Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to assemble, demonstrate and supervise an exercise routine that is pain relieving specially for you!


Research shows that supervised exercise therapy begets significant symptom relief and bettered quality of life for patients with intermittent claudication by boosting maximal walking distance in just 90 days. Sadly, it’s not used enough. Home based exercise therapy with observation devices like a pedometer or logbook and walking are other beneficial alternatives to supervised exercise, allowing a bit more of the preferred independence. (1) West Des Moines back pain patients may benefit in the same manner these back pain sufferers do. Spinal stenosis back pain patients would appreciate walking more like that!


A recent report states that supervised physical therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis patients gave significant short-term improvements in symptom severity, walking distance, pain, physical activity and function in comparison to unsupervised. (2) A follow-up study compared a more specialized schedule of supervised physical therapy visits – two times a week and one time weekly - to home exercise. It reports specifically that 6 weeks of supervised physical therapy twice a week for lumbar spinal stenosis patients provided significant short term improvements in the severity of symptoms, physical function, back and leg pain and gait disturbance rather than one time a week PT visits and home exercise alone. (3) Our West Des Moines back pain patients would welcome all these improvements, no doubt!


Improvement is the goal for back pain management. Independence only gets you so far when your back is hurting. There’s always a tipping point when the pain just cannot be dealt with any more! Then a trip to the doctor is planned. Many articles are written about how the doctor seen first often sets the course for resulting care. (That was the subject of another blog!) Regarding exercise and physical therapy for back pain, though, these are conservative management forms that are often too rarely used while opioid prescriptions are very common in the year before elective lumbar spine surgery: 84.4% opioid prescription and 14.6% minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is honored to be chosen for back pain relief. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is an experienced West Des Moines back pain specialist whose treatment plan includes the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and exercise.

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Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Together, we’ll set up a thorough treatment plan for you that will permit a nice balance of independence and supervision for maximal West Des Moines back pain relief.

West Des Moines back pain patients have a coach in Executive Chiropractic of Iowa as exercise suggestions and demos are part of the chiropractic treatment plan!  
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