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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief

February 08, 2024

Stats. Stats. Stats. We humans are well scrutinized: our illnesses, our behaviors, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be beneficial to improve care, particularly path for low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when necessary. In Baton Rouge Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is proficient in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if needed.


The global top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosing the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. A new study commented that low back examination tests alone aren’t always useful when considered alone. (1) That’s  why Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers correlates everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers must go to specialists like spinal surgeons. Even the surgeons appreciate it when patients who need their expertise (surgical skills) are referred to them. One recent study pointed out that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals done during the study’s timeframe were deemed not appropriate. The researchers wrote that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers agrees and is ready to perform that role. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.


In the chiropractic realm of healthcare, Care Response is a packed database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It’s been collecting data for over 10 years about patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good included clinical outcomes (reduced pain, better function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and explanation of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients shared that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted satisfactory outcomes, etc. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers strives to concentrate on you during your time at our Baton Rouge chiropractic office.


As your Baton Rouge chiropractor, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers strives to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to boost quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to assist us in evaluating patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that encompasses function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The bottom line from all the assembled data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but did not think they did, (3) did not improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want you to tell us how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers studies the stats to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Baton Rouge low back pain patients.

Beneficial Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief Stats