Drug Combinations for Baton Rouge Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

How great it would be to take a pill – or even better: a combination of pills! - and have your Baton Rouge back pain or neck pain fade away immediately? You are not alone! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation can relate. Pain upsets our flow. Back pain keeps many Baton Rouge back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from doing activities of daily living that must be done (dressing, cooking, walking, doing laundry, etc.). When back pain affects you or someone close to you, come to Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for relief and chiropractic tips about pain management without drugs when or if drugs are not working or are not in your treatment plan.


Incorporating drugs in the treatment plan may be successful for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may give relief for some hours, days, weeks, months or not any. A recent Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected medical review systems in the world, stated that a drug combination, though may be better for more pain relief, for low back pain and sciatica is not supported. There is no clear evidence, as a matter of fact there is a shortage of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that backs combining drugs for low back pain and sciatica. Additionally, the risk of adverse effects is lower with single drug therapy over a combination. (1) Have you had a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It is ok. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation cares for back pain sufferers like you.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which incorporates a specific form of spinal manipulation has assisted countless Baton Rouge back pain sufferers find relief of their back pain. Spinal manipulation is recommended as first line treatment of back pain by the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Family Physicians. (2) Cox® Technic has been shown in federally funded spinal research projects to reduce intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and improve disc height. (3,4) In clinical studies, Cox® Technic has shown that back pain relief happens in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc herniations and spinal stenosis may take more time than these averages, but relief comes. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. What about you?        


To heighten the relief and assist our Baton Rouge back pain patients, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation incorporated supplements into the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan. Natural substances like spinal disc-supporting chondroitin sulfate – shown to have “genuine anti-inflammatory properties (6) - and back pain-relieving turmeric and curcumin come in handy in the short-term as well as long term. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is prepared to help you find the right combination of treatment ways to ease your back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dan Shuman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain relieving treatment using Cox® Technic for a patient who had sciatic leg pain.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation soon. Together, we will find the right combination to maximize your Baton Rouge back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it is gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers research supported chiropractic care including spinal manipulation which may be found useful when non-research supported drug combinations don’t work.  
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