Chiropractic Care for Georgetown Back Pain Advised by Harvard

December 17, 2017

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Sure, that’s 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 lead 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 turn to for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell 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 go to a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Dr. Butwell agrees that many of the Georgetown back pain sufferers coming for Georgetown chiropractic care do so with a first attack of Georgetown back pain.


That first episode of Georgetown back pain care is important as to how the first Georgetown back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The objective, certainly, would be to avoid all future Georgetown 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 flexible. Control of diet to reduce inflammatory intake and increase the consumption of joint supporting nutrients. Control is key. Dr. Butwell designs a well-rounded Georgetown treatment plan that embraces these control factors once the current pain eases as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your Georgetown chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Dr. Butwell) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to help back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode consultant understands back pain and the options appropriate to help. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski makes clear, the well-trained chiropractor (and your Georgetown chiropractor at Dr. Butwell is!) will manage your case. If the back pain sufferer should require a different form of care, the chiropractor will arrange that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors work cooperatively with all types 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 encompassed 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 assisting his effort to avoid back surgery. Your Georgetown chiropractor is your Georgetown back pain specialist.


Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic appointment for yourself or a loved one when back pain is an issue. Dr. Butwell like many Georgetown back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your Georgetown chiropractor!

Georgetown chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard