Recurring Back Pain Treatment Boston MA
New Patient Program:
$99 comprehensive exam,
x-rays (if needed) and report.
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy
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Enjoy a free complete chiropractic consultation and exam.
Monday 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
South Boston, MA
"Get Back To Health With A Healthy Back"
Mon. 9:00 to 7:00
Tues/Fri. 9:00 to 1:00
Wed. 9:00 to 6:00
Thurs. 12:00 to 7:00
Same Day Appointments
Emergency Care Available
Most Insurance And Credit Cards Accepted
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No
Boston Chiropractic Associates
Specializing in family care, as well as auto, work & sports injury.
Most insurance & credit cards accepted.
Affordable payment plans available.
Located at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets, 1 block from the Green Line Boylston St. "T" stop, and Arlington "T" stop.
Office hours: M/W/F 9:00-6:00
All types of chiropractic supplies available.
Proudly serving the Cambridge and Medford area over 27 years.
Most insurance and credit cards accepted.
Office hours: M/W/F 8:00-7:00
T/Th 9:00-12:00 and 2:00 to 5:00
North End Chiropractic
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of our clinic is to help as many people possible naturally, without surgery or the use of addictive drugs with known and UNKNOWN side effects as well as educate our patients so that they can explain to others the benefits of chiropractic care.
Complimentary back, neck, shoulder or headache pain evaluation. We do extremely gentle care: never any twisting, cracking or popping of neck or back. Very advanced techniques, totally gentle work. Not painful at all!
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
Harvard Square Chiropractic
Chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes
Medical School: New York Chiropractic College, 2002
Member Organizations: American Chiropractic Association, Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, Harvard Square Business Association
Back to Basics
By Lisa Marshall
We all know the phrases “Oh, my aching back” and “What a pain in the neck.” They’ve been uttered so often over the years, they’ve become ingrained as lighthearted clichés. But for the increasing number of Americans whose chronic spinal problems cause them to lose sleep, miss work, or sacrifice their favorite sports and hobbies, back pain is no joke.
“I had to stop walking. I had to stop using the treadmill at the gym. My wife and I used to love to travel and go on walking tours, and I couldn’t do that anymore,” says Jack Funk, 69, of the omnipresent back ache and debilitating leg spasms he suffered for years. “It really affected my life.”
Studies show that as many as two-thirds of adults will suffer chronic or recurring back pain at some point, making it second only to the cold as the most common reason for visiting a doctor. Back pain accounts for a staggering $75 billion annually in medical expenses, lost productivity, and disability claims and constitutes the No. 1 reason for inactivity in people under age 45. And according to care providers nationwide, its incidence is on the rise.
“It has been growing steadily over the past 30 years. It’s a huge problem,” says Gerald Silverman, DC, author of Your Miraculous Back: A Step-by-Step Guide to Relieving Neck and Back Pain (New Harbinger, 2006).
But despite what many see as a troubling epidemic, there remains a heated debate over just what causes back pain and how to treat it. In more than 85 percent of cases, care providers can find no clear-cut anatomical explanation for the pain, leaving them to speculate about everything from muscle, joint, and disc damage to stress and psychological trauma. When it comes to treatment, back surgery rates continue to soar nationwide, with surgeons in the US performing 40 percent more back operations than in any other developed country. Yet clinicians still argue whether the promise of pain relief outweighs the cost and potential risks associated with surgery (including paralysis and worsening pain), and many of them contend that too many patients turn to drugs or go under the knife before they exhaust other options.
“For chronic low back pain, surgery is seldom a good option,” says Dean Neary, ND, chair of the physical medicine department at Bastyr University, near Seattle. “It may give them some relief, but it often comes at the cost of reducing mobility, which may down the road lead to further complications.”
Faced with the prospect of surgery or prolonged use of pain management drugs, many patients opt for a more holistic approach, making back pain the most frequently stated reason people seek out complementary and alternative therapies.
“To surgically correct something without addressing the underlying cause is missing the boat,” says Neary.
So just what underlying causes are driving the soaring rates of back pain in the US? According to many practitioners, our increasingly sedentary lifestyle—centered around l...
Author: Lisa Marchall
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