Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery West Des Moines Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, West Des Moines back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the value of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. InWest Des Moines Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is frequently recommended as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is recommended by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment called Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist West Des Moines back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and control their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa realizes this. Exercise is shown advantageous for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is important, so we will discuss what is right for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program discovered that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and effectively. They performed better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, helped them discover a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits came without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients carefully. They set up exercise programs for each patient to perform. They found that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers noticed improvement exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state got better as they exercised. They had time to mull over their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not describe symptom improvement reacted well to this program as they felt more confident managing their pain themselves. (4) These are all positive outcomes West Des Moines back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Control not cure is a realistic goal when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well produce the West Des Moines back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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