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Baton Rouge Neck Pain Responds to Chiropractic Care

September 14, 2021

Does any neck pain sufferer enjoy getting an xray or MRI or injection or surgery? Nope! Recent studies are explaining how receiving spinal manipulation – 90% of which is done by chiropractors - may help such Baton Rouge neck pain patients avoid treatment escalation to imaging/injections/surgery.  Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is ready to help with that!


Neck pain alongside Baton Rouge back pain are primary causes of disability around the world and here in Baton Rouge. Chiropractic is being reported as a safe, effective option for management of back and neck pain for quite a few such patients. Chiropractic is explained as care focused on spine care and treatment of spine pain conditions via spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is described as inhibiting back and neck pain in part by spine related mechanisms and possibly via peripheral mechanisms that regulate inflammatory pain responses. More research is recommended to determine just what the specific and non-specific effects of spinal manipulation are. (1) We use spinal manipulation every day at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers.


Spinal manipulation for neck pain is shown to decrease the risk of treatment escalation. 42% of neck pain patients wanting relief find that their treatment is heightened to include care like imaging, injection, emergency room visit, or surgery. Such risk was 2.38 times higher in those who received care other than spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation reduced the risk. Over 90% of spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors in the United States. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor delivers specialized, research-based, safe, and gentle spinal manipulation for neck pain relief.


As an example of how a specific form of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic flexion distraction, facilitates in relieving pain, a case report of a patient with neurofibromatosis who had headaches, temporomandibular discomfort as well as neck, scapular and lumbar pain, manually applied cervical spine flexion distraction spinal manipulation together with myofascial release, patient education about adjusting her workplace ergonomics, and at-home care reduced her neck and thoracic spine pain as well as headache frequency. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers works one-on-one with each neck pain sufferer to give him/her the tools and understanding to get such relief.


Giving chronic nonspecific Baton Rouge neck pain patients things they can do to help themselves and to understand their neck pain enriches their outcomes. A study comparing therapeutic exercise alone to therapeutic exercise plus pain neuroscience education to assist their understanding of their condition found that the combination helped more. The combination decreased the patients’ pain-disability indices, pain catastrophizing thoughts, and fear-avoidance beliefs. (4) That is the goal of care for us at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers: reduced pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ben Glass on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of manually delivered cervical spine Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease neck pain for a couple of patients afflicted with painful disc herniations.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. To those Baton Rouge neck pain sufferers not wanting too much treatment and testing, our spinal manipulation care may be just the treatment for you!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers delivers chiropractic spinal manipulation to decrease neck pain. Such spinal manipulation decreases the risk of treatment escalation.