Chiropractic Care for Baton Rouge Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Yes, that is a reworked version of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a lead article titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” presents back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center or primary care doctor. Dr. Matthew Kowalski, a chiropractor on staff at Harvard’s Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, points out that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers go to a chiropractor for their initial attack of back pain. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center concurs that many of the Baton Rouge back pain sufferers coming for Baton Rouge chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Baton Rouge back pain.


That first episode of Baton Rouge back pain care is important as to how the first Baton Rouge back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The objective, certainly, would be to put off all future Baton Rouge back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that is ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or isn’t of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory intake and improve the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is key. Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents a well-rounded Baton Rouge treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Spine & Sports Rehab Center) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to reduce back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist recognizes back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the experienced chiropractor (and your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center is!) will direct your case. If the back pain sufferer should need a different form of care, the chiropractor will organize that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work together with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter exclaims that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


With that recommendation, listen in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care encompassed medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation arranged by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s advantage and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is your Baton Rouge back pain specialist.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center TODAY

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a problem. Spine & Sports Rehab Center like many Baton Rouge back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Baton Rouge chiropractor!

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