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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

June 23, 2021

Chiropractic’s goal is to give the back pain sufferer a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That is also the goal of your Baton Rouge chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership involving the Baton Rouge back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).


Being a chiropractor is amazing! A new survey found that chiropractors like yours at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers relish their profession most as they are capable to reduce pain as well as increase strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients via a thorough treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were reported as “being trained to diagnose”the basis for quality care and desirable clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.


Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They discovered that one new spine surgeon increased non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the addition of one primary care physician decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 older adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults. The researchers admit certain limitations in their study as they extracted a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one episode of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the study. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability influences how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly associated with more spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Baton Rouge, back pain sufferers have a partner at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers who can help them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.


Medicine is recognizing that the one who is really at the core of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person experiencing pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages much of the time anyway and desires suggestions about how best to do that: when to request more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to contain and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take guidance from clinicians along the lines of education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Baton Rouge back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers need to communicate how each views back pain management to most advantageously help the patient!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully eases back pain due to spinal stenosis and supports the patient in his own self-care routine to manage and stop another episode of back pain.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. In conjunction with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers strives to give our Baton Rouge spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation. 

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them.