As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.”
Ok, that’s an adaptation of the saying, 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 should turn to for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic 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, remarks that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers seek care from a chiropractor for their initial attack of back pain. (1)
Young Chiropractic agrees that many of the Easley back pain sufferers seeking Easley chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Easley back pain.
CONTROL OF BACK PAIN
That first episode of Easley back pain care is important as to how the first Easley back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The objective, certainly, would be to prevent all future Easley 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 is not of muscle!) to make it strong and flexible. Control of diet to decrease inflammatory intake and increase the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Young Chiropractic encourages a well-rounded Easley treatment plan that embraces these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Easley chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Young Chiropractic) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!
CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF CARE OPTIONS
The chiropractor as the first episode consultant recognizes back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski makes clear, the experienced chiropractor (and your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should require a different form of care, the chiropractor will orchestrate that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work cooperatively with all types of healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter exclaims that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”
A PATIENT’S STORY
With that recommendation, you may be interested 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 benefit and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your Easley chiropractor is your Easley back pain specialist.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic TODAY
Schedule a Easley chiropractic visit for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is an issue. Young Chiropractic like many Easley back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your Easley chiropractor!