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Chiropractic Care for Richmond 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 an adaptation of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does get 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.” talks about back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson 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, notes that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers turn to a chiropractor for their first attack of back pain. (1) Johnson Chiropractic concurs that many of the Richmond back pain sufferers seeking Richmond chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Richmond back pain.


That first episode of Richmond back pain care is critical as to how the first Richmond back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, of course, would be to avert all future Richmond 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 isn’t of muscle!) to make it strong and flexible. Control of diet to decrease inflammatory consumption and increase the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is fundamental. Johnson Chiropractic designs a well-rounded Richmond treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Richmond chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Johnson Chiropractic) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant knows back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski explains, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should require another form of care, the chiropractor will coordinate 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.”


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 benefit and back pain relief assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your Richmond chiropractor is your Richmond back pain specialist.

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Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a problem. Johnson Chiropractic like many Richmond back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your Richmond chiropractor!

Richmond chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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