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.” Sure, that is a reworked version of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a central 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 should seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 first attack of back pain. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre agrees that many of the Vancouver back pain sufferers seeking Vancouver chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Vancouver back pain.


That first episode of Vancouver back pain care is influential 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 avert all future Vancouver 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 reduce inflammatory consumption and increase the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages a well-rounded Vancouver treatment plan that incorporates 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 Spine Care Centre) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to reduce back pain. It’s 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 describes, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should require another form of care, the chiropractor will orchestrate that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors cooperate 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, 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 advantage and back pain relief assisting his effort to 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 Spine Care Centre 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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