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Chiropractic Care for St. Francisville Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Yes, that’s an adaptation of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the November 2017 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, a main article titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” discusses back pain and whom back pain sufferers should seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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, points out that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers go to a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville agrees that many of the St. Francisville back pain sufferers coming for St. Francisville chiropractic care do so with a first attack of St. Francisville back pain.


That first episode of St. Francisville back pain care is influential as to how the first St. Francisville back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The objective, of course, would be to put off all future St. Francisville back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that is ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or is not of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory intake and boost the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is key. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville designs a well-rounded St. Francisville treatment plan that embraces these control factors once the current pain subsides as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your St. Francisville chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to reduce back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist knows back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski explains, the experienced chiropractor (and your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should need a different form of care, the chiropractor will arrange that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work together with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter says 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 encompassed medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation ordered by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s benefit and back pain relief assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your St. Francisville chiropractor is your St. Francisville back pain specialist.

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville TODAY

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a bother. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville like many St. Francisville back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your St. Francisville chiropractor!

St. Francisville chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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