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Chiropractic Care for Sitka 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 variation of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a main 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 ought to consult for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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, remarks that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers seek care from a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka agrees that many of the Sitka back pain sufferers seeking Sitka chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Sitka back pain.


That first episode of Sitka back pain care is critical as to how the first Sitka back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, of course, would be to block all future Sitka 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 reduce inflammatory consumption and increase the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka presents a well-rounded Sitka treatment plan that comprises these control factors once the current pain subsides as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Sitka chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help back pain. It’s 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 makes clear, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should need a different form of care, the chiropractor will organize that care and appointment should it 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 states that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


Reading this information from Harvard, listen 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 benefit and back pain relief assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your Sitka chiropractor is your Sitka back pain specialist.

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

Sitka chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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