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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care for Spine and Related Musculoskeletal Pain

November 28, 2023

Pain causes us to be a bit self-centered instead of life-centered which is completely logical and logically universal. People globally suffer with pain, back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, a great deal of which is spine-centered. Fortunately, Baton Rouge chiropractic care is locally accessible to help manage as well as ease spine-related pain.


Data from an international study that monitored spine pain (neck pain and low back pain) sufferers from 1990 to 2019 found that the “years lived with disabilities,” incidence, and prevalence of both spine issues rose significantly. Worldwide, neck pain and low back pain were noted to burden public health significantly, especially as people get older, being most problematic in middle age and older. Data also pointed out that these two conditions were more frequent in women and middle-aged groups and more frequent in higher socioeconomic indexed countries. (1) Not counting low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, the same Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 stated that “other musculoskeletal disorders” rose by 123.4% from 221 million to 494 million people from 1990 to 2019. With over 150 different conditions impacting bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the spine under the umbrella of “other musculoskeletal disorders,” health loss comprising death and disability due to musculoskeletal disorders is estimated to keep growing. From 2020 to 2050, it is estimated to increase by 115% to 1060 million cases. More women are impacted by 47.4% than men. The prevalence of these disorders peaked between 65 and 69 old for both men and women. (2) We at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers see all types of spine related musculoskeletal disorders as well as neck and back pain. Studies like these inspire us to keep up with spine research to assist you, our Baton Rouge chiropractic patient, best.


Back pain and neck pain are certainly two of our most common painful spinal conditions at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers…and standing is a daily necessity! Everyone’s spine is a little different. How we each stand is a bit different…and that matters! A new study found that bigger variations in lumbar lordosis (spinal curvature) like upright standing posture with a bit more extension or more prominent curvature like kyphosis may well have a bearing musculoskeletal reaction as far as spinal loading and trunk muscle force. (3) We urge our patients to think about good posture which can positively influence your actually having good posture including standing up straight.


And sitting is another activity of daily living that we all do often without any thought (until pain forces us to think about it constantly!). In a recent study, researchers found that unsupported sitting increased intradiscal pressure by about 30% in comparison to upright standing. Intradiscal pressures were greater for sitting than standing when back angles were less than 20° and higher for standing than sitting when the angles were greater than 20 degrees. Knowing about spinal responses like these are vital in the world of occupational health where lumbar musculoskeletal disorders are a major concern. (4) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor works with each of our patients to keep him/her working with as little pain as possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jay Young on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates relieving, gentle treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management of acute low back pain due to degenerative disc disease.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today to visit us to get rid of the spine-related pain that is keeping you self-centered and not out enjoying life.

Baton Rouge chiropractic for spine related conditions