KINESIOPHOBIA. That’s big word. It
denote fear that moving may cause pain. It’s something
your West Des Moines chiropractor works with West Des Moines back pain
patients every day. It’s vital to
move and not fear movement. Life is motion. Motion is life. Movement is necessary,
and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about getting our chiropractic
patients moving and keeping them moving.
FEAR OF MOVING…AND MORE
Chronic back pain doesn’t just affect
the back and spine. It influences the back pain sufferer’s
emotions and physicality, too.
Kinesiophobia is a more extreme fear of pain or re-injury upon movement.
No doubt such fear affects the
back pain sufferer’s quality of life, disability and pain intensity. But by
how much? Researchers write that it is altered significantly.
(1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands. It is wise
to not want to trigger such back pain if one can avoid
it. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa urges slow but sure
return to usual life motions and to do it one day at
MOVEMENT IS PART OF THE West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares that research studies divulged
improvement in walking capacity with non-surgical care for patients with lumbar
spinal stenosis. This would certainly be welcomed
by West Des Moines back pain patients suffering with lumbar
spine stenosis, the most common reason for spine surgery in US
adults. Manual therapy and
individualized exercise programs provided better
short-term symptom improvement, physical function and walking capacity than
medical care or group exercise. (2)
BALANCE, MUSCLE AND BACK PAIN
Individualized treatment plans are superior to reduce
pain and return motion and function. Doctors like your
West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa assess muscle
activation and balance ability with a one-legged balance posture
in older patients and those with chronic low back pain
because it’s accepted that chronic low back
pain patients and older people are different in their
muscle responses to a variety of physical tasks than those without chronic low back pain. Chronic low back
pain sufferers face balance issues, too.
Their trunk muscle activation during balance tasks is worse. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
can find out much about West Des Moines back pain patient’s
condition with some of the simplest tests…and
individualize the treatment plan as necessary: Cox® Technic,
nutrition and exercise.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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