Baton Rouge Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Baton Rouge folks? Let’s look at where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Spine & Sports Rehab Center


Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Probably as it takes many years for such innovative, proven concepts to filter to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Baton Rouge chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center certainly is the Baton Rouge back pain specialist!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Baton Rouge chiropractic office, particularly the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and escape the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)


The demand for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Baton Rouge neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Spine & Sports Rehab Center has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)


A study of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were quite a bit younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more apt to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Baton Rouge chiropractor, a true Baton Rouge back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Baton Rouge spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Baton Rouge  chiropractic patients. 
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