Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is very saddened when we hear that one of our patients is diagnosed with cancer. We certainly want to be part of your support system as you go through your care, but we hope that we can be a large part of your health promotion as you face cancer and its treatment. We may even some tips to prevent cancer. Attention to diet, lifestyle and self-care plays a big role. Your West Des Moines chiropractic team is here for you.
West Des Moines chiropractic patients probably think of Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for back pain and neck pain and related spinal pain issues. That’s logical and well-documented that the chiropractor is often the go-to provider for such pain relief. We work well with our medical colleagues for your benefit. As a matter of fact, integrative care for subacute lower back pain is shown to be positive for reducing pain and bothersomeness as well as improving functional status. (1) We can work with you, our West Des Moines cancer patient, and your cancer-care physician, too.
How? Maybe just with some nutritional and diet advice. We keep up with the latest in lifestyle and nutrition information. For example, a recent study out of Norway found that women’s risk of colorectal cancer was reduced by 35% following a health food index of fish, cabbage, rye bread, oatmeal, root vegetables, pears and apples. (2) Selenium may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. (3) A lack of Vitamin D increases the risk of fractures as well as many diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular, hypertension, infectious and autoimmune diseases. (4) So eat well (maybe consider supplements) to get your vitamins and minerals!
Just know that Executive Chiropractic of Iowais here to do whatever may benefit your overall supportive cancer care. Our West Des Moines chiropractic manipulation is a positive. A new study reports that a higher percentage of cancer survivors use complementary and alternative therapies like chiropractic to manage symptoms of the disease. The most common therapies include
- vitamin/mineral supplements,
- prayer for self,
- intercessory prayer,
- chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation and
- herbal therapies. (5)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa doesn't treat cancer, but we do what we can to support our cancer patients. So turn to your West Des Moines chiropractic practice to help manage your symptoms with nutritional or lifestyle advice, chiropractic manipulation, or support. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa at 515-440-3774 today.
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