West Des Moines Fear of Back Pain Relieved with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa

Fear of the “damaged spine.” It’s a most common feeling to have about any number of things in life. Fear avoidance. It’s common in West Des Moines back pain sufferers. When back pain becomes part of life, fear avoidant behavior tends to creep in with it. Back pain specialists like your West Des Moines chiropractic physician are aware of the influences of fear and fear avoidance on West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients. Fear keeps West Des Moines back pain sufferers from doing the simplest things out of concern that they may experience pain. The spine is rather sturdy, but when it’s damaged its sturdiness fades in the mind of its owner. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa assists West Des Moines back pain sufferers contain the fear of back pain with information, care, and movement.

The Sense of Fear

Fear itself makes sense. If you have pain with something, you strive to avoid that something like shuffling paper in a way that you get a paper cut or bending a certain way that cauess leg pain. If you experience back pain when you move, you attempt not to move like that to avoid back pain. Avoiding back pain-producing activity for a West Des Moines back pain sufferer wanting to protect his or her damaged back makes good sense. Researchers point out though that if a back pain sufferer has pain in the early days of back pain and doesn’t make a big deal out of it, he or she doesn’t get trapped in trying to avoid movement, in the fear avoidance cycle. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa empathizes with the West Des Moines back pain patient who does not desire to move too much out of fear that his or her back will hurt again or maybe even worse than that last time. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa positively gets West Des Moines back pain sufferers moving and doing their normal activities of daily life one small motion at a time!

Gentle Care and Motion

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa incorporates motion into its in-office chiropractic care and its at-home recommendation care. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about motion and relieving back pain and the fear that accompanies it. Adding manipulation to the treatment of low back pain earlier sped up the effectiveness of manipulation on back pain relief and decreased the use of medication to manage the pain. (2) The West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encompasses gentle, comforting Cox Technic to open the spinal canal and reduce pressure on the spinal nerves as well as bring motion back to the spine as the back pain and/or leg pain lessens.

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Fear may be a good thing, too. Fear of back surgery may spur a back pain sufferer to pursue non-surgical care as available at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Listen in to this podcast of a patient who did not want a second back surgery and found relief with Cox Technic. He even got back to exercising and moving which he stopped due to pain!

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to lessen your fear of your “damaged back” and get you moving!

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