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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Baton Rouge chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. In the end, their relief dictates this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Baton Rouge chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to stop care. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It won’t just go away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes of Baton Rouge back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is the Baton Rouge chiropractic care partner to see!

Baton Rouge exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific Low Back Pain

A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with variable low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout the week benefitted patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is prepared to do this with you!

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to dealing with Baton Rouge back pain.

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Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is your spine care and back pain management partner!