As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.”
Ok, that’s an adaptation of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 issue of the Harvard Health Letter
, a prime 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 consult for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy 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 first episode of back pain. (1)
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic agrees that many of the Augusta back pain sufferers coming for Augusta chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Augusta back pain.
CONTROL OF BACK PAIN
That first episode of Augusta back pain care is critical as to how the first Augusta back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, certainly, would be to put off all future Augusta 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 is not of muscle!) to make it strong and flexible. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory consumption and increase the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is fundamental. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic presents a well-rounded Augusta treatment plan that includes these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Augusta chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to alleviate back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!
CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF CARE OPTIONS
The chiropractor as the first episode specialist recognizes back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski describes, the experienced chiropractor (and your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is!) will oversee your case. If the back pain sufferer should require a different form of care, the chiropractor will orchestrate that care and appointment should it be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work agreeably with all these of healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter exclaims that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”
A PATIENT’S STORY
With that recommendation, listen 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 helping him avoid back surgery. Your Augusta chiropractor is your Augusta back pain specialist.
CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic TODAY
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a problem. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic like many Augusta back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Augusta chiropractor!