Chiropractic Care for Baton Rouge Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Sure, that’s a reworked version of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, a lead report titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” presents back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to turn to for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation or primary care doctor. Dr. Matthew Kowalski, a chiropractor on staff at Harvard’s Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, notes that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers go to a chiropractor for their first attack of back pain. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation agrees that many of the Baton Rouge back pain sufferers coming for Baton Rouge chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Baton Rouge back pain.


That first episode of Baton Rouge back pain care is critical as to how the first Baton Rouge back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, of course, would be to avert all future Baton Rouge back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that’s ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or isn’t of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory consumption and improve the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is key. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation designs a well-rounded Baton Rouge treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to lessen back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant understands back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the experienced chiropractor (and your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is!) will direct your case. If the back pain sufferer should require another form of care, the chiropractor will arrange that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors cooperate with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter states that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


Reading this information from Harvard, listen in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care included medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation arranged by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s advantage and back pain relief assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is your Baton Rouge back pain specialist.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation TODAY

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a bother. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation like many Baton Rouge back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Baton Rouge chiropractor!

Baton Rouge chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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