As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.”
that’s a reworked version of the saying,
but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the
November 2017 issue of the Harvard
, 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 consult
for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Eugene
chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 initial episode of back pain.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic concurs that many of the Eugene
back pain sufferers coming for Eugene chiropractic
care do so with a first attack of Eugene back pain.
CONTROL OF BACK PAIN
That first episode of Eugene back pain care is influential
as to how the first Eugene back pain episode goes as well as how future
back pain incidents may be controlled. The objective,
certainly, would be to prevent
all future Eugene 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 isn’t of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient.
Control of diet to decrease inflammatory consumption and
improve the intake of joint supporting
nutrients. Control is key. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents
a well-rounded Eugene treatment plan that includes
these control factors once the current pain subsides as Harvard’s
newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Eugene chiropractor
uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic)
and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help
back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!
CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF CARE OPTIONS
The chiropractor as the first episode specialist
recognizes back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski clarifies, the experienced chiropractor (and your
Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is!) will oversee
your case. If the back pain sufferer should require another
form of care, the chiropractor will organize
that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist,
physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon.
with all types 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.”
A PATIENT’S STORY
recommendation, you may be interested in to this PODCAST
about a patient whose care encompassed medical and
chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical
consultation ordered 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 Eugene chiropractor is your Eugene back pain specialist.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic TODAY
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit
for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a bother. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic like many Eugene
back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an
option to relieve back pain – see your Eugene