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Baton Rouge Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

November 28, 2017

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often sounds like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Baton Rouge attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Oh! My neck is really hurting.”

Your Baton Rouge chiropractor enjoys this and could converse about back pain and neck pain all day long! Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers certainly know this. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor welcomes the reputation as the Baton Rouge back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so exciting and engaging! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and isn’t shy in the least about telling everyone in Baton Rouge.


You’ve heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that found that 78% of American adults would prefer to use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to cope with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults thought physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain medications. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug methods like spinal manipulation are reasonable alternatives. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers wrote that chiropractic is viewed by society as a profession of health care providers who are specialists in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing revolve around spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults believed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% believed chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers gets this. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows that Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients find relieving help with the Baton Rouge chiropractic care and then rely on Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to lead them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and enhance their health and spine to avert future adverse health and/or spinal pain conditions.


Specially educated to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners perform many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), provide evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and organize all phases of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It is a big job with lots of responsibility! It is precisely the job your Baton Rouge chiropractor enjoys most! What do Baton Rouge back pain sufferers wants? Consumers desire access to non-drug therapies delivered by spine care experts like chiropractors first. It helps in a few ways. One is increasing the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically state that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to do its part to help.


Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who does not want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to look into the benefit of having the Baton Rouge back pain specialist taking care of your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases.