Healthy News May 2020

Continued Baton Rouge chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Baton Rouge chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems normal to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular basis (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It won’t simply disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Baton Rouge back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is the Baton Rouge chiropractic care partner to see!

Baton Rouge exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific Low Back Pain

A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with varying low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout a week time frame helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By making better pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Sadly, in the year prior to back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to do this with you!

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to managing Baton Rouge back pain.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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