If you have lower back pain with or without lower extremity pain (leg pain), have you ever felt a bit tipsy – that is, sort of in a state in imbalance? Do you have a sense of unsteadiness when walking? Well, join the crowd! Other West Des Moines lower back pain patients do, too. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa lowers the back pain that ushers in this walking imbalance and gets you walking the straight-and-narrow once again!
Interestingly, pain intensity has been shown to correlate with postural sway (sort of like a dizzy walk). Correspondently, as pain is lowered, an individual feels more balanced with a normal gait or walking stance. Some of Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s patients even hold onto the hallway walls as they walk to their chiropractic treatment rooms.
So just how much pain reduction has been discovered to lower postural sway? If pain is reflected on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least pain and 10 the worst), it was found that a drop of 4 points equated to meaningful decrease in postural sway. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa will have you report on your pain at every visit. Your progress is very important to us, and we want to keep track of it.
Now, imagine that if the pain were not lowered. There could be a positive increase in postural sway to the point of perhaps creating problems in getting through the day or being more likely to fall. In this study, postural sway stayed close to the same to baseline for lower back pain patients who did not report significant pain reduction. So Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses our chiropractic treatment plan to help lower your back pain as quickly as attainable.
Understand that postural sway modifications are closely connected to your self-reported pain intensities on that 1 to 10 scale. Pain interference appears to be accountable for the changed sway in lower back pain sufferers. This is why Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses sway measures as an objective monitoring tool during lower back pain treatment and/or rehabilitation starting during your chiropractic examination.
Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is trained to recognize postural faults that occur with lower back pain or leg pain. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for relief of both your lower back pain and imbalance issues. You’ll be glad you did!