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Chiropractic Care for Baton Rouge Back Pain Advised by Harvard

December 17, 2017

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Sure, that is an adaptation of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a lead report titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” talks about back pain and whom back pain sufferers should seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers or primary care doctor. Dr. Matthew Kowalski, a chiropractor on staff at Harvard’s Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, points out that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers seek care from a chiropractor for their first episode of back pain. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers agrees that many of the Baton Rouge back pain sufferers coming for Baton Rouge chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Baton Rouge back pain.


That first episode of Baton Rouge back pain care is important as to how the first Baton Rouge back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The objective, of course, would be to avoid all future Baton Rouge back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that is ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or is not of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory intake and increase the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is fundamental. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers encourages a well-rounded Baton Rouge treatment plan that embraces these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to relieve back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant knows back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski explains, the experienced chiropractor (and your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is!) will oversee your case. If the back pain sufferer should need another form of care, the chiropractor will organize that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors collaborate with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter says that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


Reading this information from Harvard, listen in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care included medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation ordered by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s advantage and back pain relief assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is your Baton Rouge back pain specialist.

CONTACT Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers TODAY

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is an issue. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers like many Baton Rouge back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Baton Rouge chiropractor!

Baton Rouge chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard