West Des Moines Back Pain Relief Includes Self-Management

“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something so I don’t hurt.” are just two comments Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear all the time. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least effort required and fastest way possible. This isn’t always possible though. We all need to look at our pain and make friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is. Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages our West Des Moines back pain patients and neck pain patients to take part in their back pain relief process. It makes a difference. It may well change your life for the better. Many West Des Moines chiropractic patients have lived this.


Amazingly up to 25% of back pain patients in a new study weren’t actively involved in their spine care treatment plan. Research is filled with studies highlighting the significance of patient-engagement with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients participating? In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making, and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the interfering culprits that interfered with patients’ participation in their own care, researchers made a distinctive plan to address these issues and raise the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises, lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One study discovered that a mix of approaches to reduce disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one particular intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa tries to do whatever it takes to help our West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients!


This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It decreased nonspecific chronic low back pain equally as well as back-strengthening exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations due to back pain play a role, whole body electrical stimulation improved patients’ strength and stabilization in good time, dropping pain intensity and enhancing trunk flexors. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares such alternatives to help our patients.


Ever heard the saying “There is an app for that!”? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is positive you have! Not surprising45 in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in the works to help you manage self-management tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are currently collecting data on the usefulness of various interventions at various times for nonspecific low back pain. From this data collection, researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have worked for others with similar issues. Each patient’s app will then be personalized for self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and relieving. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa looks forward to saying “There is an app for that!" Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows that some of our West Des Moines back pain patients will love this!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he outlines how back pain patients may help themselves to optimal back pain relief.

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Be ready to be involved in your back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the pill or “something” wasn’t offered once you are feeling better regarding back pain relief and mental contentment that you were an active part of the relief process.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa invites back pain sufferers to participate in their own back pain relief recovery.  
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