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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care and Exercise

March 12, 2019

Before undergoing back surgery, Baton Rouge back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is the chiropractic care office in Baton Rouge for both!


Self-care is frequently suggested as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not work, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is recommended by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist Baton Rouge back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and manage their back pain more self-sufficiently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers realizes this. Exercise is documented to be positive for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is key, so we’ll talk about what’s right for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program discovered that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and effectively. They did better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were inspired to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to discover a healthier way of life. (3) These benefits arose without back surgery.


Researchers established a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients carefully. They set up exercise programs for each patient to do. They discovered that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description and exercise benefitted in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ frame of mind got better as they exercised. They had time to reflect on their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not describe symptom improvement responded well to this program as they felt more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all positive outcomes Baton Rouge back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Control not cure is a realistic objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find doable may well produce the Baton Rouge back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery.