I am a recent subscriber to the Harvard Health Letter and thought it was the best possible source of information; sadly I was very mistaken.
Case in point: a recent article on spinal stenosis. They advise physical therapy or surgery.
I feel they missed a very important alternative. Six months ago I had a serious bicycle accident in which I broke my shoulder and thumb.
The hospital also ruled out a broken hip, but I did get a resulting spinal stenosis. I was directed to physical therapy, as the Harvard Letter suggests. It was a sad joke. The stretching prescribed only made my pain more fierce. Then, of course, the normal response by the doctors was surgery, just as the Harvard letter suggests.
Not willing to jump under the knife so quickly, I decided to try something else. Luckily I found this wonderful chiropractor in Bradenton who suggested decompression therapy. Three days per week for about three weeks and bingo, no more pain. No expensive medical procedures.
His name is Dr. David Zamikoff. He owns Natural Healing Arts Medical Center and has been voted one of the top doctors in America.
I think someone on the staff of the Harvard Health Letter should have a word with Dr. Zamikoff; he can teach them a thing or two.
I want the residents of Manatee County to know we have an amazing doctor right here in our back yard who is doing things that Harvard does not know about.