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Baton Rouge Back Pain with Hip Pain Helped with Exercise

October 22, 2019

Have you heard? Exercise is good. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers bets you have! Whether we like it or not, we all need to exercise, move, and get our blood flowing! Baton Rouge chiropractic patients are encouraged to do some type of exercise as part of their general treatment plan for hip pain in addition to any related Baton Rouge back pain with good reason.  It’s good!


Since Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers cares for a lot of musculoskeletal pain like back pain and neck pain and related arm and leg pain, a new paper was quite interesting! It documented the recommendation and value of exercise for many specific conditions. A list of exercises for different diseases – musculoskeletal system diseases like low back pain, hip fracture, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis – described the preventive and rehabilitative effects for each in addition to the correct intensity and frequency. (1) Patients with knee osteoarthritis found relief with isolated hip and leg strengthening exercises with improvement of their knee pain, function and quality of life. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers welcomes patients with knee, back and hip pain to our chiropractic practice.


Hip pain issues occur alone. Hip pain issues may occur in combination with low back issues like spinal stenosis. Hip xrays are not reliable on their own. MRIs are more reliable for confirming diagnosis. Hip pain may appear similar to lumbar spinal stenosis. (3) What Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers carefully examines for are non-spine related issues like avascular necrosis of the hip and hip fractures so that those may be managed with other healthcare practitioners as well. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers makes sure our patients get the care they need!


Patients who have non-specific mechanical low back pain are unique in their pelvic, hip and knee movements while walking. They also are less able to extend their hip flexors and abductor muscles. (4) Researchers further explained that low back pain affected muscles of the lumbopelvic area. It’s important for back pain sufferers. Changes in hip muscles may come from alterations in the cross-sectional area and volume of muscle. Why is this important? It suggests that development of exercise programs to improve hip muscle function in back pain patients is essential. (5) Surgeons are even finding value in having patients who choose back surgery perform “prehabilitation” exercises before back surgery as it improved range of motion, leg pain intensity, lumbar spine extensor muscle endurance and walking capacity…without adverse side effects. (6) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers treatment programs of exercise blended with evidence based spinal manipulation and nutrition to avert back surgery when feasible as well as56 pre-habilitate and rehabilitate Baton Rouge back pain patients!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Matt Alexander on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the use of Cox® Technic flexion distraction to reduce the pain of lumbar spinal stenosis.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for your back pain and hip pain. Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan will likely involve some of that exercise you’ve heard is good! Don’t fret. We will collaborate to ensure the exercise is good for you.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers may recommend exercise for hip pain relief along with other chiropractic care options.