The Harvard Health Letter (November 2017) recommends chiropractic use for back pain
due to disc herniation. Dr. Robert Shmerling who is a rheumatologist at Harvard's Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center says that "In most cases, you won't need a specialist" when low back pain strikes. Common causes are a sprain (ligament issue) or strain (muscle/tendon issue) or herniated (slipped) disc. Dr. Matthew Kowalski who is a chiropractor with the Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital explains that a primary care physician or chiropractor can diagnose your problem and guide its care. 35% to 42% of patients with their first episode of back pain see a chiropractor. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation, exercise, and diet and refer to specialists as necessary for cooperative care. Bottom line: Harvard's Health Letter recommends that "for back sprains, strains, and herniated discs, a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better."
Dr. Angelini uses state of the art technology and equipment to diagnose and treat our patients health care needs.