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Chiropractic Care for Vancouver Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Ok, that’s a reworked version of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition 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.” presents back pain and whom back pain sufferers should consult for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers 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 seek care from a chiropractor for their first attack of back pain. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers concurs that many of the Vancouver back pain sufferers seeking Vancouver chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Vancouver back pain.


That first episode of Vancouver back pain care is critical as to how the first Vancouver back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, certainly, would be to avoid all future Vancouver 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 important. Vancouver Disc Centers designs a well-rounded Vancouver treatment plan that includes these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Vancouver chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Vancouver Disc Centers) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to alleviate back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant understands back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers is!) will direct your case. If the back pain sufferer should require 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 collaborate 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.”


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 arranged by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s advantage and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your Vancouver chiropractor is your Vancouver back pain specialist.

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Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a problem. Vancouver Disc Centers like many Vancouver back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Vancouver chiropractor!

Vancouver chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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