Harvard Endorses Chiropractic Care | Manhattan Sports Medicine
Recently, publications produced by Harvard Medical School have referenced
the importance and validity of chiropractic care. Most medical establishments
do not endorse chiropractic medicine on any level, which is why reading
the glowing reviews from a school as notable as Harvard is so surprising.
The publication compares chiropractors to primary care positions, declaring
them equal in their abilities to treat patients suffering from lower back
pain. This endorsement could go far to open the eyes of the medical community
and combat the bias that currently exists in the chiropractic field.
The mentions of chiropractic care appeared in
Harvard Health Letter, a segment of Harvard Medical School’s health publications. The
Harvard Health Letter is arguably one of the most popular Harvard publications and is relied
on my numerous alumni and medical professionals around the nation. Recently
one of the
Harvard Health Letter issues featured an article titled “Where to Turn for Lower Back Pain
Relief.” In this article, the author suggests that those dealing
with lower back pain seek help from either a primary doctor or a chiropractor,
comparing the effectiveness of each with equal measure. In fact, later
in the article the
Harvard Health Letter actively seeks the opinions of a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine.
This isn’t the first time Harvard has expressed an appreciation for
chiropractic care in its publications. Back in 2014, a report on back
pain included information about chiropractic medicine. Again, in 2015,
Harvard Medical School published a Special Health Report on “Pain
Relief: Natural and Alternative Remedies Without Drugs or Surgery.”
This report included a section on chiropractic care and also featured
two patient stories about their successful experiences with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care has long since been a point of speculation among medical
professionals. However, as established organizations, like Harvard Medical
School, begin to open their eyes to see the methods and effectiveness
of chiropractic care, the skepticism begins to drop.
To learn more about how “Harvard Endorses Chiropractic,”
If you are interested in chiropractic care, contact Manhattan Sports Therapy
to schedule an appointment with our practiced chiropractors.