May 2019 Healthy News: Baton Rouge Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Pain (Without Opioids) & Athletes

Instead of opioids, Baton Rouge  chiropractic is valuable for chronic pain management and relief. 

Chronic Pain: Opioids? Use Chiropractic Instead.

Baton Rouge chronic pain is extensive. Baton Rouge opioid use is widespread. What’s a solution? Chiropractic with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Why? Opioids were hailed as a pill solution for chronic pain…costs increased, risks increased. Options and co-treatment approaches are called for. In a research analysis of 62,000 patients in six studies of chiropractic utilization and opioid prescribing, usage of chiropractic care fluctuated from 11.3% to 51.3%. Patients who visited a chiropractor for their musculoskeletal pain issue were 49% less likely to obtain a prescription for an opioid than those who went to other healthcare providers. (1) Patients using on-going chiropractic care to manage their chronic low-back and neck pain voiced to researchers that their pain would be more without such chiropractic care. Further, they are willing to pay for care to keep their mild pain levels. The “willingness to pay” cost ranges from $37.32 to $45.98. (2) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Spine & Sports Rehab Center value their chiropractic care! Baton Rouge chiropractic services benefit chronic pain in addition to or without opioids.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Vincent Pankonin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how chronic back pain treatment without opioids using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management allowed a patient to “forget” to visit him for a year as his pain was gone!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers spinal manipulation to athletes of all types – recreational and professional – to enhance their efforts.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Spinal Manipulation Before Sports

Baton Rouge athletes – recreational and professional – crave that edge when they do their activity. Spinal manipulation might be that edge! Elite Taekwondo athletes felt improved muscle strength and corticospinal excitability to ankle plantar flexor muscles after just one spinal manipulation. The improved force of the maximum voluntary contraction of the plantar flexors continued for 30 minutes and the corticospinal excitability increase went on for not less than 60 minutes. (3) Virginia Tech football players – offensive and defensive - experienced increased performances in 2 football seasons during which they had spinal manipulation treatments before games. (4) A new report said that a single pre-exercise SMT brought about a heightened shift toward parasympathetic (the part of the autonomic nervous system in charge of controlling the body's unconscious actions) dominance and marginally lessened performance in recreational healthy athletes. (5) Time to try spinal manipulation for yourself! See if it boosts your edge. Let us chat at your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to help you control your chronic pain without opioids and help you not to be a part of today’s opioid epidemic and help Baton Rouge athletes improve their edge! Thank you for entrusting your spine’s health to Spine & Sports Rehab Center!

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