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Harvard Medical School Publishes Article Supporting Chiropractic Care

Harvard Medical School recently published an article discussing chiropractic care and how chiropractic treatments can assist in pain relief. This latest publication reiterates the importance of research and collaboration within the medical community.

The article highlights that chiropractic care ranges beyond back pain and spinal manipulation.

"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."

Harvard's publication also discusses that chiropractic care has proven to be effective in helping conditions outside of back 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."

Click here to view the full article from Harvard Medical School.


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