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Chiropractic Care for Ashburn 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 an adaptation of the saying, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a main article titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” talks about back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 first attack of back pain. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn concurs that many of the Ashburn back pain sufferers coming for Ashburn chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Ashburn back pain.


That first episode of Ashburn back pain care is important as to how the first Ashburn back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The objective, of course, would be to avert all future Ashburn 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 intake and improve the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents a well-rounded Ashburn treatment plan that includes these control factors once the current pain subsides as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Ashburn chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to alleviate back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist understands back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski explains, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is!) will direct 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.”


Reading this information from Harvard, 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 advantage and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your Ashburn chiropractor is your Ashburn back pain specialist.

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn TODAY

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one when back pain is a bother. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn like many Ashburn back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your Ashburn chiropractor!

Ashburn chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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