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Chiropractic Care for Watertown 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’s 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 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 seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center 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) Watertown Wellness Center agrees that many of the Watertown back pain sufferers seeking Watertown chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Watertown back pain.


That first episode of Watertown back pain care is influential as to how the first Watertown back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The objective, of course, would be to block all future Watertown 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 decrease inflammatory intake and increase the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Watertown Wellness Center designs a well-rounded Watertown treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Watertown chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Watertown Wellness Center) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to alleviate back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist recognizes back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should need 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 work cooperatively with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter states that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


With that recommendation, you may be interested in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care involved 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 Watertown chiropractor is your Watertown back pain specialist.

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center TODAY

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a problem. Watertown Wellness Center like many Watertown back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your Watertown chiropractor!

Watertown chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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