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May 2019 Healthy News: Baton Rouge Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Baton Rouge chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Baton Rouge chronic pain is extensive. Baton Rouge opioid use is widespread. What is a solution? Chiropractic with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Why? Opioids were acclaimed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs increased, risks soared. Options and co-treatment approaches are demanded. In a research investigation of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who saw a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain problem were 49% less apt to receive a prescription for an opioid than those who went to different healthcare providers. (1) Patients using routine chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain voiced to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to maintain their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers highly regard their chiropractic care! Baton Rouge chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was gone!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Baton Rouge athletes – recreational and professional – want that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation could be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes experienced improved muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The increased force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors lasted for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase lasted for at least 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced increased performances in two football seasons during which they obtained spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A recent report said that a single pre-exercise SMT elicited a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of regulating the body's unconscious actions) dominance and slightly lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let’s chat at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is ready to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and enable you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Baton Rouge athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers!