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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

January 11, 2022

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Baton Rouge chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also very reasonable. The answer is logically simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal issues or we acquire them.


Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must figure out how to respect our spines so as to not cause pain. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers can perform the spinal manipulation designed to relieve your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think about its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will share some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your Baton Rouge chiropractor - must work together for the most welcome outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)


Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that damage the seemingly healthiest of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things we do in everyday activities of daily living may injure us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

We all must keep up a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of staying away from those activities that could trigger pain.

How? You and your Baton Rouge chiropractor see each other every now and then. An occasional visit to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even described as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Baton Rouge back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the risk of further spine pain in the future.


A new report described the reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been documented as effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no fun. Relief is possible with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

There is value in seeing your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.