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Chiropractic Care for Toronto 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 reworked version of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does get 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 seek for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 seek care from a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre agrees that many of the Toronto back pain sufferers seeking Toronto chiropractic care do so with a first episode of Toronto back pain.


That first episode of Toronto back pain care is important as to how the first Toronto 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 Toronto 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 resilient. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory intake and improve the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre designs a well-rounded Toronto treatment plan that incorporates these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Toronto chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help back pain. It is truly a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant understands back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski describes, the experienced chiropractor (and your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is!) will direct your case. If the back pain sufferer should require a different form of care, the chiropractor will orchestrate that care and appointment should that 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 states 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 advantage and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your Toronto chiropractor is your Toronto back pain specialist.

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Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is a problem. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre like many Toronto back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on a way to relieve back pain – see your Toronto chiropractor!

Toronto chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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