Call Us at 225-924-3989

Contact Us
July 31, 2016

“Do you suffer with urinary incontinence?” No, it’s not a question that comes up comfortably for most, but it’s an issue that affects more people than we realize. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers will ask because we know that many suffer with urinary incontinence. Many patients don’t seek care for their urinary incontinence. Many don’t tell their healthcare provider(s) about their urinary incontinence. Sad but true. Healthcare providers like your Baton Rouge chiropractor can only do so much, and they can do nothing if they don’t know all the issues. That’s where an experienced back pain specialist like yours at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers comes into play. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows how to get the relevant information to make a clear diagnosis and treatment plan for your relief.

In a recent study, physical therapists actually ask patients who came for therapy for their neuro-musculoskeletal conditions about urinary incontinence. The question brought 599 patients into the study. They were an average of 49.8 years old and 94.7% female. 44% of them came for urinary incontinence help. 25.7% of patients came for help with spine pain, and 17.2% for pelvic pain. (1) Amazing what a simple question will reveal! And just think how urinary incontinence affects their quality of life. It’s tough to contend with on a daily basis, no doubt. Relief would certainly be welcomed, wouldn’t it? Count on Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to ask the simple as well as complex questions during the clinical examination to reveal as much as possible about your spine condition and its effects on your life.

As an aside, in a very unusual and rare finding, an ectopic ganglionic tissue arising from the cauda equina was the cause of urinary incontinence, leg pain, and back pain in a 29 year old woman. (2) It’s important that your Baton Rouge chiropractor be up on these little nuances of pain generation and be able to recognize them should they appear in clinical practice, don’t you think?

Finally, chiropractic spinal adjusting reduced urinary incontinence in elderly patients. (3) Specifically, Cox Technic flexion distraction has been described to reduce and/or relieve pelvic pain and related issues like urinary incontinence(4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers Cox Technic as part of the Baton Rouge chiropractic repertoire of spine and related pain services for Baton Rouge back pain relief.

Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for a frank discussion about your back pain, neck pain, and other spine related conditions as well as other symptoms that you may not think are related – like urinary incontinence. Baton Rouge chiropractic care may be just what you need!