Watch Out, Baton Rouge Men Who Do Too Much!

picture of man lifting“I got it! I got it!” you fearlessly yell to your Baton Rouge fellow workers as you go to lift a large box all by yourself. Then, snap. Your back goes out!

Are you one of those men - or do you know one of those men - who thinks he can do it all? That doesn’t need any help? Well, Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps them - and their bad backs - all day long!
 
Men who have not experienced back pain or leg pain and do a lot of strenuous physical activity like lifting heavy things are in higher danger for hospitalization later on in life for a herniated lumbar disc. (1) Heavy workloads stress even the manliest of men’s lower backs!

image of nucleus pulposus“Why?” our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients often ask. Well, there are lots of reasons, but one cause for concern in those who overdo it at work and have a tendency for degenerated lumbar discs is that degenerated discs tend to respond to spinal loading poorly. (2) The nucleus pulposus - the center of the disc - is most at risk of damage when it is degenerated. It just can’t absorb the load like a normal disc can. It’s broken down! But that's where Spine & Sports Rehab Center comes to the rescue. Our Cox Technic is soothing!

What begins disc degeneration? Possibly, overburdening the spine. Loading and compression affect the transport of nutrients and oxygen to the spinal cells. The functional spine depends on a healthy disc to do its job of moving nutrients in and out. (3) And smoking…Don’t! It induces disc degeneration. (4) Further, too much spinal loading may lead to inflammation, degeneration and cell death. (5) Inflammation irritates nerves. Degeneration shrinks the spinal canal area. And you certainly don’t want your cells to die! So, be careful, you Baton Rouge men. Come let Spine & Sports Rehab Center work on your overloaded discs to help them do their jobs better.

Don’t let this information scare you away from doing what you want or need to do. The key is to balance your physical activities because fear avoidance leads to increased disability, too. (6) So move, work, exercise and do what you need to do, but don’t go too overboard! Accept help when offered from others...and from Spine & Sports Rehab Center!

Count on Baton Rouge ’s chiropractic services at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. We help Baton Rouge residents get rid of their back pain and inflammation and manage their disc degeneration all the time!  Spine & Sports Rehab Center’s spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, and therapies like ice, ice/heat, and electrical stimulation drive out that inflammation and sedate the irritated nerves. Bottomline: you get back pain relief.

Read these reference papers, and contact Spine & Sports Rehab Center today!

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