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Chiropractic Care for Carrolltown 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 is a reworked version of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does catch 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.” discusses back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & 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 seek care from a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation agrees that many of the Carrolltown back pain sufferers coming for Carrolltown chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Carrolltown back pain.


That first episode of Carrolltown back pain care is important as to how the first Carrolltown back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The objective, of course, would be to avoid all future Carrolltown 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 flexible. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory consumption and increase the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is fundamental. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages a well-rounded Carrolltown treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Carrolltown chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to lessen back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist understands back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the experienced chiropractor (and your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should need another form of care, the chiropractor will coordinate that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work agreeably with all these 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.”


With that recommendation, 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 helping him avoid back surgery. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is your Carrolltown back pain specialist.

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

Carrolltown chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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