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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Baton Rouge Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term associated with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers invites aggravated, hurting chronic low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Baton Rouge chiropractic service is often relieving, bringing hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers see the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox® Technic care. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported improvement in his condition, less pain medication usage, and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help

Chronic low back pain like that described by the veteran in this case report is very common and can be very distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended for the management of chronic low back in many guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the effect of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute to chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s advantage may well come from its influence on this sensitization. (4) That’s a benefit chronic back pain sufferers can tolerate.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation care for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation produced similar effects to other suggested therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal manipulation looked to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same deductions were drawn: spinal manipulation should be thought to be a positive treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers studied extra in the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal pain conditions.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. We don’t want you to|Don’t let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to help.