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April 07, 2011

When you have back pain, what kind of doctor comes to mind to help? A back pain specialist.

A back pain specialist is a doctor who not only wishes to treat back pain, but also one who is educated to treat back pain in general and even has focused additional training on back pain treatment and relief. A chiropractic back pain specialist is educated first in chiropractic school to examine, diagnose and treat spinal pain conditions like back pain, neck pain, leg pain, etc., then builds on that base knowledge as he or she grows in clinical experience and knowledge.

Providing explicit training in spinal manipulation has led to its members performing 94% of the spinal manipulation in the United States (1). chiropractic enjoys a reputation in the public's eye of being a healthcare profession that addresses back pain and painful musculoskeletal conditions. While chiropractic by definition uses the nervous system to relieve pain, it offers many techniques for relief of pain throughout the body. chiropractic for back pain and spine pain relief is most readily recognized by the healthcare system and reimbursement system. One possibly argue that this is not embracing enough of all chiropractic has to offer, not only in Baton Rouge but throughout the world.

However, 80% of Americans have had a run-in with back pain at some point in their life and 1 in 3 has back pain right now. chiropractic doctors are busy, especially those chiropractors who may even be known as the back pain specialists in Baton Rouge who focus their chiropractic practices on back pain examination, diagnosis and relief. Wouldn't you prefer care from someone who knows back pain because he or she sees it all day, every day? Experience counts for much in being a back pain specialist. Being the Baton Rouge back pain specialist is a privilege and an excitement. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers welcomes back pain patients to the chiropractic practice.

In Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain specialists who incorporate the protocols of Cox Technic flexion-distraction and decompression rely on the evidence-based practice guidelines that flexion-distraction provides. In its nearly 50 years history, Cox Technic is documented in the research literature via textbooks and peer-reviewed journals as well as online case reports. Clinical outcomes are documented and published for the healthcare world to see, appreciate and even critique; as deemed necessary. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers prides itself in providing documented-effective back pain relief care. In Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain specialists with Cox Technic in the repertoire of techniques at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers confidently offer back and neck pain patients answers to their questions like "How long until I feel better?" and "Do I have to have surgery?" as well as "What is causing my back pain?" because Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers has the documentation to support their answers.

Back pain specialists trained in Cox Technic protocols examine and diagnose the back pain condition meticulously. The spine pain examination may include a review of any imaging you have. Nonetheless, these first steps are essential to back pain relief. Without a clear diagnosis from a thorough examination, the back pain specialist is not able to set the treatment plan appropriately and clinical outcomes may not be forthcoming. So be assured, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will take its time in examining you and taking to you about what you will need to do at home and in office for maximum relief.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers finds that Cox Technic protocols help the back pain specialist in placing the back pain patient in one of two groups - Protocol I and Protocol II. Regardless of the group, the back pain specialist then monitors and modifies the treatment plan according to the 50% rule, meaning that the back pain sufferer's progress toward relief is monitored by the back pain specialist at each visit, and the frequency of visits and type of treatment is adapted to the progress.

Cox Technic non-surgical protocols are documented for the back pain specialist to follow. Successfully, 91% of patients in the 1000 cases study found relief of their pain at 90 days of care; they did not become "chronic" pain patients. 29 days and 12 visits were the average clinical outcomes for back pain relief in this data collection from 30 chiropractic back pain specialists' clinics. (2) The back pain specialist is also realistic and will be down-to-earth when explaining that the goal of care is "control, not cure" in many cases of back pain due to conditions that are congenital or degenerative in nature.

At any rate, back pain relief may be yours at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, the Baton Rouge back pain specialist clinic. Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today for an examination, diagnosis and treatment plan for your back pain relief.

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References for the chiropractic Back Pain Specialist

  1. Shekelle PG, Adams AH, Chassin MR, Hurwitz EL, Brook RH. Spinal manipulation for low-back pain. Ann Intern Med 1992;117(7):590-8.
  2. Cox, JM, Feller JA, Cox JA: Distraction Chiropractic Adjusting: Clinical Application, Treatment Algorithms, and Clinical Outcomes of 1000 Cases Studied. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1996; (3)3:45-59, 79-81