West Des Moines Chiropractic Care of Neck Pain: Exercise and Spinal Manipulation

Neck pain is an everyday condition bringing patients to our West Des Moines chiropractic clinic! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa finds that chronic neck pain is a widespread problem nowadays. Whether the neck pain is non-specific or chronic, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is prepared to help find some relief from the neck pain with a West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan involving spinal manipulation and exercise.


Neck pain treatment options are plentiful. One common approach is manual therapy. (Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation.) Another approach is exercise. A third is combining both. A new study compared manual therapy, exercise or placebo. Manual therapy by itself improved perceived neck pain more quickly than exercise. Therapeutic exercise lessened disability earlier than manual therapy. (1) Another research project assessed manual therapy plus exercise to exercise alone over 4 weeks. Manual therapy with exercise increased short- and medium-term neck pain more effectively than exercise alone. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has found that patient participation boosts clinical outcomes, too. Using the most effective therapies for neck pain relief is the better option.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa follows the research. Research demonstrated that a safe, gentle type of manual manipulation, Cox® Technic, decreased intradiscal pressures in the cervical spine. (3) In the clinical comparison study of Cox® flexion distraction alone to exercise only for neck pain to the combination of both that combining the two was favorable. (4) Cox® Technic flexion distraction for neck pain relief eased pain in a mean of 13.2 visits in a study of cervical spine radiculopathy patients. (5) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa realizes that West Des Moines neck pain patients are anxious to help themselves by doing suggested neck exercises in addition to making their chiropractic treatment visits.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Matthew Scott on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a former professional football player for whom surgery was recommended for neck pain relief and how his care with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration assisted in helping him avoid that.

Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today. We welcome neck pain patients. As common as neck pain is, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows it’s a common nuisance for the neck pain sufferer! Our West Des Moines chiropractic care may well be just what you are looking for in terms of neck pain relief.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers a pain-relieving treatment plan for neck pain that combines exercise and spinal manipulation with Cox Technic. 
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