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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

January 12, 2021

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Baton Rouge chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.


Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups do not agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is valuable in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.


Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how as each year of school passed the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In an analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-linked disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Baton Rouge chiropractic care visit with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly.