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Coordinated Baton Rouge Chiropractic and GP Care of Back Pain

April 05, 2022

So, you want relief for your back pain to return and enjoy life like “normal”? Back pain sufferers can relate to that! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is well aware of this, too, and works closely with our Baton Rouge back pain patients and their other healthcare providers to return to “normal,” delighting in life again.


A new study described the referral practices of general practitioners to Danish chiropractors. Chiropractic clinics with more than one chiropractor and with diagnostic ultrasound obtained more referrals. 31% of all new patients - 2.5 referrals per week - in chiropractic offices came via general practitioner referral. Chiropractors who referred more patients to general practitioners also got more referrals. Those who shared that they had expertise in geriatric care and had a higher number of new patients a week received more referrals, too. (1) These findings emphasize the importance of interprofessional communication which your Baton Rouge chiropractor supports! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers works with local Baton Rouge healthcare colleagues whenever possible to help our shared back and neck pain patients in getting relief and reclaiming their quality of life.


Quality of life is often an indication of how well we feel, especially as we age. A report of Medicare recipients who received spinal manipulation (SMT) and/or were prescribed drug therapy (PDT) for their chronic low back pain was very revealing. Those who received spinal manipulation were more likely to be very satisfied with their care: 84% for SMT vs 50% for PDT. Those who got spinal manipulation documented their health-related quality of life scores significantly higher than those with prescription drug therapy: 12.85 for SMT vs 9.92 for PDT. As for the concern they felt receiving each type of therapy, SMT patients receiving chiropractic care reported a lower degree of concern than the PDT patient receiving prescription therapy. (2) The goal of care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is to lower our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ concern over their pain condition and its care by performing a thorough examination, explaining well what the condition is and its expected care outcomes, and delivering gentle, relieving care for back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of a painful disc herniation after a car accident which often entails multiple providers.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Back pain relief is the product of a well-coordinated team effort among us all – pain patient, chiropractic healthcare professional, and other healthcare professionals. We are ready. Are you?

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers coordinates care of chronic low back pain with any local healthcare providers to assist our patients!