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Chiropractic Care for McHenry Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Yes, that is an adaptation of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does catch people’s attention. In the November 2017 issue 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.” discusses back pain and whom back pain sufferers should turn to for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois 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, points out that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers go to a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic concurs that many of the McHenry back pain sufferers coming for McHenry chiropractic care do so with a first attack of McHenry back pain.


That first episode of McHenry back pain care is important as to how the first McHenry back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain incidents may be controlled. The goal, of course, would be to avoid all future McHenry 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 is not of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to decrease inflammatory intake and improve the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is key. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic presents a well-rounded McHenry treatment plan that comprises these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your McHenry chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to lessen back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant recognizes back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski explains, the experienced chiropractor (and your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should need another 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 together with all these of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter says that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


With that recommendation, listen 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 helping him avoid back surgery. Your McHenry chiropractor is your McHenry back pain specialist.

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Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a problem. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic like many McHenry back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your McHenry chiropractor!

McHenry chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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