In an undated article from Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School recommends that you try chiropractic care to restore your body’s alignment, and thus help you with your pain relief.
[pullquote cite=”Harvard Health Publications” type=”left”]Chiropractors try to correct the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself.[/pullquote]
They say, “While the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and laser therapies. In addition, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain.
“Most research on chiropractic has focused on spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic treatment for many other problems—including other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia—has also been studied. A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash.”
I’d say that is a pretty good endorsement, and that’s exactly why I chose to become a doctor of chiropractic.
Todd Lloyd, DC
chiropractor in San Francisco
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