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

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a normal question Spine & Sports Rehab Center responds to when Baton Rouge folks talk about chiropractic. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients are a assorted group. Some Baton Rouge chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Baton Rouge chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely 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 find that coming for a Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is grateful for every Baton Rouge chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Baton Rouge chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Baton Rouge chiropractic patient can profit from Baton Rouge chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares a recent study in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable results for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 permits Spine & Sports Rehab Center to really aid our Baton Rouge back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Baton Rouge chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered 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 varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center to figure out just how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up basis!

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