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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Plan for Pain Relief and Prevention with Exercise

April 20, 2021

“Do I have to exercise?”

“Only exercise if you want to feel better quicker and prevent pain,“ your Baton Rouge chiropractic replies.

“How much time do I have to spend exercising each day?”

“Not long, just effectively,” Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers advises.

Exercise is not every Baton Rouge back pain or neck pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers understands. Exercise is also so key to our back and neck pain patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients every step of the way to make the most of the exercise effort so that it results in pain prevention and relief.


Neck pain sufferers realize how pain may decrease their neck motion. Such neck pain patients were tested as to their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test. They were then instructed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine exercise session. Half of them were then also treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine levels. Those who did the exercise program and were treated did significantly better in terms of range of motion, pain intensity reduction, and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another study reported that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as contrasted with 15 or 60 seconds or no stretching. This permitted the most benefit to pain intensity decrease while minimizing any negative effects on neural function of the involved nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers always stresses that the proper exercise performed in the right way doesn’t have to take long to be effective! Additionally, exercise puts some control in the hands of its sufferer since exercise can be done whenever.


Integrating exercise training into the multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain does make sense. Such back pain involves so many people globally and is a primary cause of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back pain sufferer to self-management. Recently, researchers posed that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health struggles in such back pain patients - were improved with options like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga, and stabilization exercise. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers agrees! Exercise is valuable in so many ways.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers answers the exercise questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes which may be in 30 second spurts.” We’re partners in your pain relief and prevention!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers recommends exercise as a key part of the back pain and neck pain treatment plan for relief and prevention.