Baton Rouge Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Baton Rouge folks? Let us start with where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Did you know that? Probably not because it takes many years for such up-to-date, proven ideas to filter to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Baton Rouge chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation surely is the Baton Rouge back pain specialist!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Baton Rouge chiropractic office, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Baton Rouge neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is an option for pain relief. Another such study reported that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a sound idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A report of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had received care from at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more apt to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Baton Rouge chiropractor, a true Baton Rouge back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Baton Rouge spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Baton Rouge chiropractic patients. 
 
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