Spine & Sports Rehab Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Spine & Sports Rehab Center prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to provide the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Baton Rouge chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your best clinical outcome: relief of pain.


Administrators’ data does not tell the entire story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups do not agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that specifically looked at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.


Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how as each year of school passed the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In an analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-associated disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they described how non-pharmacological relieving treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Baton Rouge chiropractic care visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Know that Spine & Sports Rehab Center knows Baton Rouge back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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