Call Us at 225-924-3989

Contact Us

Baton Rouge Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

February 20, 2018

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Baton Rouge folks? Let’s start with where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers


Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Likely as it is known to take numerous years for such innovative, proven models to trickle down to common knowledge. Some people (not our Baton Rouge chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers certainly is the Baton Rouge back pain specialist!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Baton Rouge chiropractic office, particularly the more difficult cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)


The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Baton Rouge neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study reported that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)


A study of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had received care from at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were quite a bit younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more likely to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

CONTACT Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers

Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Baton Rouge chiropractor, a true Baton Rouge back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Baton Rouge spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.