Chiropractic Care for Eugene 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 saying, 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 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. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic concurs that many of the Eugene back pain sufferers coming for Eugene chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Eugene 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 is truly a whole-body approach!


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. Chiropractors collaborate 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.”


With that 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 chiropractor!

Eugene chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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