Have you ever thought about how quickly after you acquire Baton Rouge back pain you should look for care? If you have back pain and haven't looked for help, without a doubt you will at some point in your life. 80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. So, what does the research tell us about when to look for care for lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain, or leg pain?
Not surprisingly, the quicker the better. The success of relieving your pain is heightened with early intervention by a back pain specialist like your Baton Rouge chiropractor who provides spinal manipulation.
Why? A new investigation discovered that patients who at first looked for care for acute lower back pain still experienced some pain and disability at one year, but it was minimal. The usual improvement in pain intensity was about 90%. By comparison, those who at first showed with persistent lower back pain experienced moderate levels of pain and disability at one year. The usual improvement in their pain was about 50%. (1)
So from this study, you can see that the sooner your back pain is treated, the less the chance of it becoming long-standing, or chronic. This is the goal! You don't want to deal with chronic back pain. The longer you wait to seek care, the chance of having pain at the end of one year from the onset of your pain which is 50% to 80%. (1,2) Also remember that one spine problem invites another. For example, if you have lower back pain, you may well develop neck pain as well as degeneration is systemic, not isolated. (4)
So trust the back pain specialist at Spine & Sports Rehab Center with your Baton Rouge back pain sooner than later! Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is trained in the earlier detection and correction of potential spine pain conditions long before they have the opportunity to become chronic and embedded in your health care condition. And with primary care physicians being least likely to feel confident in managing musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain (3), you are doing yourself a great service by choosing care with your Baton Rouge chiropractor!
Contact Spine & Sports Rehab Center today for your Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan.
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER
page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I