Medical Spine &
Sports Chiropractor
Dr. Marc Deodato

348 Veterans Blvd.

Denham Springs, LA 70726

About Us

The Importance of Your Health

I will  put your specific needs first. I am  proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all  patients. My goal is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health. 

Experienced Knowledge

With years of experience, I am capable to analyze your body and creating a custom pain relief and rehabilitation plan to benefit your health. I understand the importance of educating you on chiropractic care so that you can heal quickly. 


Chiropractors Who Care

Not only will we treat your existing conditions, we strive to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.  

Our Services

Chiropractic Care

I am knowledgeable in spinal and chiropractic adjustments. The purpose of spinal adjustments is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free. 


Auto Accident Injuries

We understand the stress and pain patients are in following personal injury accidents. We analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan for whiplash and soft tissue injuries.  

Work Related Injuries

Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Overtime, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks. 

The Spine

VERTEBRAE - The Bones of the Spine


The vertebrae are the bony segments of your spine. They are joined to each other throughout the spine by "articulations" that allow smooth movement between the bones. The round part of the vertebra is called the "body" and the pointy part to the back is the "spinous process." 

Within each section, there are a number of bones named for their number in the segment: 7 cervical vertebrae (C1-C7), 12 thoracic vertebrae (T1-T12), 5 lumbar vertebrae (L1-L5), 1 sacrum made of 5 fused vertebrae, 1 coccyx made of 4 fused coccygeal vertebrae. The coccyx is the lowest point of the spine that bends when you sit down and acts like a shock absorber while you sit. It's also known more commonly as the tailbone.



Facet joints connect the vertebrae of the spine and allow movement. One faces up and one faces down to connect with the adjacent vertebrae.



The intervertebral disc (or disc for short) acts like the shock absorber of the spine. There are cervical spine intervertebral discs, lumbar spine intervertebral discs, and thoracic spine intervertebral discs. It holds the bony vertebrae apart and gives space in the spinal canal for the spinal cord and its nerves to pass through on their way to the extremities of the body. Its center is the “nucleus pulposus” which is normally 80% water-filled. The outer part is the “annulus fibrosus” which is made of rubberband-like rings (annular fibers) which hold the nucleus in place.



Spinal nerves receive information from the disc and the facet joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The nerves interpret this information as to touch, pressure, temperature, and, if the nerves are excessively compressed or irritated, produce pain. The spinal nerves conduct messages from the body and send them to brain for interpretation, and the brain produces a response to irritation whether that be a response of comfort or pain.




The spinal column has 4 curves - cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral - and 5 sections - cervical (C1-C7), thoracic (T1-T12), lumbar (L1-L5), sacral (S1-S5), and coccygeal.

· Two curves are concave posteriorly (cervical and lumbar).

· Two are concave anteriorly (thoracic and sacral). 

So, what's up with your spine? Contact Dr. Marc Deodato, chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center of Denham Springs. We'll figure it out together, and get you back to enjoying your life!


1. Muhle C: Biomechanical aspects of the subarachnoid space and cervical cord in healthy individuals examined with kinematic magnetic resonance imaging. Spine 1998;(23)5 

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Dr. Marc Deodato

348 Veterans Blvd. Denham Springs, LA 70726



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