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Best to See Your Baton Rouge Chiropractor As Long As You Need

December 26, 2017

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a normal question Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers gets when Baton Rouge folks talk about chiropractic. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients are a diverse group. Some Baton Rouge chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Baton Rouge chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though keeping on the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Baton Rouge chiropractic patients discover that coming for a Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers appreciates every Baton Rouge chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Baton Rouge chiropractic practice.


Now, just how often a Baton Rouge chiropractic patient can benefit from Baton Rouge chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares a recent project in which participants with chronic low back pain were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to really aid our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Baton Rouge chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes fluctuates often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan can be coordinated for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to help you get relief and to consider if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Baton Rouge chiropractor.